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Author Laborde, C├ęcile

Title Critical Republicanism : the Hijab Controversy and Political Philosophy
Published Oxford : OUP Oxford, 2008


Description 1 online resource (396 pages)
Series Oxford Political Theory
Oxford political theory.
Contents Political philosophy, social theory, and critical republicanism -- Official republicanism, equality, and the hijab -- Tolerant secularism and the critique of republican neutrality -- Critical republicanism, secularism, and impartiality -- Official republicanism, liberty, and the hijab -- Female agency and the critique of republican paternalism -- Critical republicanism, non- domination, and voice -- Official republicanism, solidarity, and the hijab -- Social exclusion and the critique of republican nationalism -- Critical republicanism, civic patriotism, and social integration
Summary The first comprehensive analysis of the philosophical issues raised by the hijab controversy in France, this book also conducts a dialogue between contemporary Anglo-American and French political theory and defends a progressive republican solution to so-called multicultural conflicts in contemporary societies. It critically assesses the official republican philosophy of la--iuml--;cit--eacute--; which purported to justify the 2004 ban on religious signs in schools. La--iuml--;cit--eacute--; is shown to encompass a comprehensive theory of republican citizenship, centered on three ideals: equali
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Republicanism -- France
Secularism -- France
Hijab (Islamic clothing) -- Law and legislation -- France
Hijab (Islamic clothing) -- Law and legislation
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780191563973