By Cécile Laborde
The 1st complete research of the philosophical matters raised through the hijab controversy in France, this ebook additionally conducts a discussion among modern Anglo-American and French political idea and defends a revolutionary republican option to so-called multicultural conflicts in modern societies. It severely assesses the legit republican philosophy of laïcité which imagined to justify the 2004 ban on non secular symptoms in faculties. Laïcité is proven to surround a entire idea of republican citizenship, established on 3 beliefs: equality (secular neutrality of the general public sphere), liberty (individual autonomy and emancipation) and fraternity (civic loyalty to the neighborhood of citizens). difficult reputable interpretations of laïcité, the booklet then places ahead a serious republicanism which doesn't help the hijab ban, but upholds a revised interpretation of 3 critical republican commitments: secularism, non-domination and civic unity. therefore, it articulates a model of secularism which squarely addresses the matter of established order bias--the incontrovertible fact that Western societies are traditionally no longer impartial in the direction of all religions. It additionally defends a imaginative and prescient of woman emancipation which rejects the coercive paternalism inherent within the rules of spiritual costume, but doesn't go away contributors unaided within the face of spiritual and secular, patriarchal and ethnocentric domination. eventually, the ebook outlines a conception of immigrant integration which areas the weight of civic integration on uncomplicated socio-political associations, instead of on voters themselves. serious republicanism proposes a completely new method of the administration of non secular and cultural pluralism, centerd at the pursuit of the revolutionary excellent of non-domination in present, non-ideal societies.
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