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From Secularism to La cit and Analyzing Turkish Authoritarian Laiklik
From Secularism to Laïcité and Analyzing Turkish Authoritarian Laiklik

Turkish secularism called laiklik which derived from the French laïc term, was transferred from Frances’ laïcité in the...

Monday, January 1, 2018

Secularism Modern State and Homo Religiosus Societies
Secularism, Modern State, and Homo Religiosus Societies

Religion has always been an overriding theme among social scientists, politicians, diplomats and laymen. While the...

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Religion and State in Belgium
Religion and State in Belgium

This article focuses on the complex question of state-religion relations in Belgium and examines definition of...

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Veil Mirror of Identity
Veil: Mirror of Identity

Christian Joppke’s study is an ambitious project that tries to examine the different ways in which European countries...

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Secularism and State Policies towards Religion The United States France
Secularism and State Policies towards Religion: The United States, France, and Turkey

The relationship between the state and religion, or the question of secularism, has always been one of the most hotly...

Friday, January 1, 2010

Terror and Tolerance A Review of Leaving Without Losing The
Terror and Tolerance: A Review of Leaving Without Losing: The War on Terror After Iraq and Afghanistan

Americans are in the middle of an election season, and even though American democracy is imperfect, there is little doubt...

Monday, April 1, 2013

Secularism and Religion-Making
Secularism and Religion-Making

Recent scholarship in the sociology of religion has produced fresh perspectives on the understanding of religion and its...

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

No Establishment of Religion America s Original Contribution to Religious
No Establishment of Religion America’s Original Contribution to Religious Liberty

John Witte, Jr., the Director of the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory University, and Jeremy Gunn, a...

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Islam and the Future of Tolerance A Dialogue
Islam and the Future of Tolerance: A Dialogue

An avowed atheist, Sam Harris, and Nawaz Maajid, former extremist, and founder of the organization Quilliam come together...

Friday, April 1, 2016

The Nationalist Action Party in the 2011 Elections The Limits
The Nationalist Action Party in the 2011 Elections: The Limits of Oscillating Between State and Society

The MHP won 13 percent of the vote in the June 2011 elections, which guaranteed it 52 seats in parliament. Ever since the...

Saturday, October 1, 2011

The Secular Conscience Why Belief Belongs in Public Life
The Secular Conscience: Why Belief Belongs in Public Life

What happens if a liberal philosopher writes a book about religion and the public life? He will speak out and argue for a...

Thursday, October 1, 2009

A Research Note on Islam Democracy and Secularism
A Research Note on Islam, Democracy, and Secularism

This essay examines the validity of the argument that the alleged theological lack of state-religion separation in Islam...

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Muslim Modernities Expressions of the Civil Imagination
Muslim Modernities: Expressions of the Civil Imagination

It is a truism of contemporary social thought that modernity is not singular in its trajectories, but multiple. One...

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Constitutional Court Its Limits to Shape Turkish Politics
Constitutional Court: Its Limits to Shape Turkish Politics

This paper argues that the Turkish Constitutional Court acts within a set of limitations which significantly affect its...

Friday, October 1, 2010

The Rise of Turkish Gaullism Getting Turkish-American Relations Right
The Rise of Turkish Gaullism: Getting Turkish-American Relations Right

Turkey is becoming more independent and self-confident. Yet, the current analysis on Turkey in most American circles...

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Why Turkey Needs a Post-Kemalist Order
Why Turkey Needs a Post-Kemalist Order

The process of making a new constitution has prompted a debate about the place of Kemalism in the supreme normative order...

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Representations and Othering in Discourse The Construction of Turkey in
Representations and Othering in Discourse: The Construction of Turkey in the EU Context

Notwithstanding its somewhat misleading title, this book focuses exclusively on the representations of Turkey in the...

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Democracy Islam and Secularism in Turkey
Democracy, Islam, and Secularism in Turkey

Democracy, Islam and Secularism in Turkey, edited by Ahmet Kuru and Alfred Stepan, decribes the so-called “Turkish model”...

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The Future of Religious Freedom Global Challenges
The Future of Religious Freedom Global Challenges

Recently, there has been a growing body of literature on the multifaceted relationship between religion, politics and...

Wednesday, October 1, 2014


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