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Critical RepublicanismThe Hijab Controversy and Political Philosophy$
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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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Official Republicanism, Solidarity, and the Hijab

Official Republicanism, Solidarity, and the Hijab

(p.173) CHAPTER 8 Official Republicanism, Solidarity, and the Hijab
Critical Republicanism

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Chapter 8 introduces the official republican case for requiring minorities to endorse national identity and to privatise their cultural and religious differences, in the name of civic, inter-ethnic solidarity. It first argues that historically, republican solidarity had non-ethnic foundations, but relied on fairly high levels of cultural convergence, as shared nationality was expected to function as a civic and democratic bond. It then shows how the historical model of national assimilation served as a template for the integration of immigrants and their children in the 1980s. Finally, it suggests that the public wearing of hijab has been perceived by official republicans as a symptom of a crisis of the national model of integration, one that sets divisive identity politics against the republican politics of inclusive solidarity.

Keywords:   nationality, patriotism, solidarity, assimilation, immigrant integration, multiculturalism, identity politics

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