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Europe's Encounter with Islam: The Secular and the Postsecular

Mavelli, Luca (2012) Europe's Encounter with Islam: The Secular and the Postsecular. Interventions . Routledge, Abingdon and New York, 172 pp. ISBN 978-0-415-69329-5. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

In the last few years, the Muslim presence in Europe has been increasingly perceived as ‘problematic’. Events such as the French ban on headscarves in public schools, the publication of the so-called ‘Danish cartoons’, and the speech of Pope Benedict XVI at the University of Regensburg have hit the front pages of newspapers the world over, and prompted a number of scholarly debates on Muslims’ capacity to comply with the seemingly neutral and pluralistic rules of European secularity.

Drawing on this theoretical perspective, Mavelli offers a contending account of some of the most important recent controversies surrounding Islam in Europe and investigates the ‘postsecular’ as a normative model to engage with the tensions at the heart of European secularity. Finally, he advances the possibility of a Europe willing to reconsider its established secular narratives which may identify in the encounter with Islam an opportunity to flourish and cultivate its democratic qualities and postnational commitments.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations
Depositing User: Luca Mavelli
Date Deposited: 21 May 2013 13:42 UTC
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2019 04:04 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/33938 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Mavelli, Luca: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6163-2971
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