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Secularism and State Policies toward Religion
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  • Page extent: 334 pages
  • Size: 228 x 152 mm
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Secularism and State Policies toward Religion
Cambridge University Press
9780521517805 - Secularism and State Policies toward Religion - The United States, France, and Turkey - By Ahmet T. Kuru
Table of Contents

Contents

List of Figures and Tables
xi
Glossary of Abbreviations
xiii
Acknowledgments
xv
Introduction
1
1             Analyzing Secularism: History, Ideology, and Policy
6
Part I:       The United States
39
2             Passive Secularism and the Christian Right’s Challenge (1981–2008)
41
3             Religious Diversity and the Evolution of Passive Secularism (1776–1981)
74
Part II:      France
101
4             Assertive Secularism and the Multiculturalist Challenge (1989–2008)
103
5             The War of Two Frances and the Rise of Assertive Secularism (1789–1989)
136
Part III:     Turkey
159
6             Assertive Secularism and the Islamic Challenge (1997–2008)
161
7             Westernization and the Emergence of Assertive Secularism (1826–1997)
202
Conclusion
236
Appendix A:   State-Religion Regimes Index of 197 Countries
247
Appendix B:   Human Development and Official Religion in 176 Countries
255
Appendix C:   State-Religion Regimes in Forty-Six Muslim Countries
259
Appendix D:   Turkey’s National Security Council Decisions, February 28, 1997
261
Bibliography
263
Index
307



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