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The Resource Legitimacy gap : secularism, religion, and culture in comparative constitutional law, Vincent Depaigne

Legitimacy gap : secularism, religion, and culture in comparative constitutional law, Vincent Depaigne

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Legitimacy gap : secularism, religion, and culture in comparative constitutional law
Title
Legitimacy gap
Title remainder
secularism, religion, and culture in comparative constitutional law
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Vincent Depaigne
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Language
eng
Summary
This book provides an account and explanation of a fundamental dilemma facing secular states: the "legitimacy gap" left by the withdrawal of religion as a source of legitimacy. Legitimacy represents a particular problem for the secular state. The "secular" in all its manifestations is very much linked to the historical rise of the modern state. It should not be seen as a category that separates culture and religion from politics, but rather as one that links these different dimensions. In the first part of the book, Depaigne explains how modern constitutional law has moved away from a "substantive" legitimacy, based in particular on natural law, towards a 'procedural' legitimacy based on popular sovereignty and human rights. Depaigne examines three case studies of constitutional responses to legitimacy challenges which articulate the three main sources of "procedural" legitimacy (people, rights, and culture) in different ways: the "neutral model" (constitutions based on the "displacement of culture"); the "multicultural model" (constitutions based on diversity and pluralism); and the "asymmetric model" (constitutions based on tradition). Even if secularization can be considered European in its origin, it is best seen today as a global phenomenon, which needs to be approached by taking into account the particular cultural dimension in which it is rooted. Depaigne's detailed study shows how secularization has moved either towards "nationalization" linked to a particular national identity (as in France and, to some extent, in India)-or towards "de-secularization", whereby secularism is displaced by particular cultural norms, as in Malaysia --Front flap of book
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Depaigne, Vincent
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Constitutional law
  • Legitimacy of governments
  • Constitutions
  • Religion and law
  • Secularism
  • Culture and law
  • Constitutional law
  • Constitutions
  • Culture and law
  • Legitimacy of governments
  • Religion and law
  • Secularism
  • Constitutional law
  • Comparative law
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Legitimacy gap : secularism, religion, and culture in comparative constitutional law, Vincent Depaigne
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-215) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xii, 228 pages
Isbn
9780198803829
Lccn
2017946198
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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n
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GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
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(OCoLC)990364374
Label
Legitimacy gap : secularism, religion, and culture in comparative constitutional law, Vincent Depaigne
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-215) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xii, 228 pages
Isbn
9780198803829
Lccn
2017946198
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)990364374

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