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Religion and Politics - A Valid Divide?: Confessionality in Politics and Higher Education


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Title: Religion and Politics - A Valid Divide?: Confessionality in Politics and Higher Education
Other Titles: Religion and Politics - A Valid Divide?: Confessionality in Politics and Higher Education
Authors: Bäckelie, Jonatan
Issue Date: 29-Jun-2011
Degree: Student essay
Keywords: Religion, Politics, Islam, Imams, Confessionality, Higher Education, Liberalism, Liberal Democracy, Agonistic Political Theory, Defining Religion, Cavanaugh, Connolly, Mouffe
Abstract: Today western democracies are generally referred to as liberal democracies. Such an understanding includes attachment not only to a functionalist democratic form, but also to certain values. In what ways must society subscribe to such values, and what happens when some citizens do not? Cavanaugh argues that if either substantivist or functionalist definitions of religion should be used to ”circle” all world religions and define these as religions, then political ideologies also qualify as r... more
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/25887
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