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Cécile Laborde

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199550210

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550210.001.0001

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Critical Republicanism, Secularism, and Impartiality

Critical Republicanism, Secularism, and Impartiality

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(p.80) CHAPTER 4 Critical Republicanism, Secularism, and Impartiality
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Critical Republicanism
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DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550210.003.0004

Chapter 4 takes both official republicans and their critics to task for their inadequate account of the relationship between ideal norms and social facts and for their inability to deploy normative criteria of assessment of the status quo. It puts forward a theory of ‘critical secularism’, which assesses what treating Muslims fairly means in non-neutral societies, in a way that promotes the republican ideal of the impartial and civic public sphere. It argues that the state should, in general, not support or recognize religions, unless not doing so infringes a basic religious right or gravely undermines contextual parity (the actual parity of status between majority and minority religions).

Keywords:   status quo neutrality, facts and norms, secularism, contextual parity, religious minorities, Muslims

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