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Faithful to Secularism: The Religious Politics of Democracy in Ireland, Senegal, and the Philippines

David T. Buckley

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231180061
eISBN:
9780231542449
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231180061.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Religion and democracy can make tense bedfellows. Secular elites may view religious movements as conflict-prone and incapable of compromise, while religious actors may fear that anticlericalism will ... More


The Sufi and the State

Souleymane Bachir Diagne

in Beyond the Secular West

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231170802
eISBN:
9780231541015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170802.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter focuses on the compatibility of statehood with Sufism in a range of contexts, emphasizing West Africa, where spiritual life requires distance from the state.


Secular Emergence in Senegal: Laïcité in Translation

David T. Buckley

in Faithful to Secularism: The Religious Politics of Democracy in Ireland, Senegal, and the Philippines

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231180061
eISBN:
9780231542449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231180061.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

How did Senegal arrive at the twin tolerations after independence from French colonial rule? This chapter the existence of benevolent secularism in Senegal’s post-World War II founding documents, and ... More


Secular Evolution in Senegal: Sopi and Institutional Change

David T. Buckley

in Faithful to Secularism: The Religious Politics of Democracy in Ireland, Senegal, and the Philippines

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231180061
eISBN:
9780231542449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231180061.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

How has Senegal’s benevolent secularism withstood challenges brought on by religious revival and political competition over the past quarter century? This chapter documents the role of ... More


Tolerance, Democracy, and Sufis in Senegal

Mamadou Diouf (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162630
eISBN:
9780231530897
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162630.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This book critically examines “tolerance,” “secularism,” and respect for religious “diversity” within a social and political system dominated by Sufi brotherhoods. Through a detailed analysis of ... More


Introduction: The Public Role of “Good Islam”: Sufi Islam and the Administration of Pluralism1

Mamadou Diouf

in Tolerance, Democracy, and Sufis in Senegal

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162630
eISBN:
9780231530897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162630.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This introductory chapter provides an overview of how Sufism promotes pluralism and tolerance. It specifically analyses the African Muslim nation of Senegal, which is known for its prevalence of Sufi ... More


A Secular Age and the World of Islam

Souleymane Bachir Diagne

in Tolerance, Democracy, and Sufis in Senegal

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162630
eISBN:
9780231530897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162630.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter examines the philosophical foundations of the Senghor/Dia Spiritualist socialism project of Senegal, which exemplifies a version of secularism and Sufism that adheres laïcité, the ... More


Dakar’s Sunnite Women: The Dialectic of Submission and Defiance in a Globalizing City

Erin Augis

in Tolerance, Democracy, and Sufis in Senegal

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162630
eISBN:
9780231530897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162630.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter describes the emergence of the Sunnite movement, which was developed as a counter to globalization, rapid privatization, and economic liberation comprised of flows of goods along with ... More


Religious and Cultural Pluralism in Senegal: Accommodation Through “Proportional Equidistance”?

Etienne Smith

in Tolerance, Democracy, and Sufis in Senegal

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162630
eISBN:
9780231530897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162630.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter delves deeper into the Senegalese model of religious and cultural pluralism, analyzing its three spheres—the republican sphere of the modern state (colonial and postcolonial), the ... More


Stateness, Democracy, and Respect: Senegal in Comparative Perspective1

Alfred Stepan

in Tolerance, Democracy, and Sufis in Senegal

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162630
eISBN:
9780231530897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162630.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter analyzes the religious and cultural model of pluralism through the available comparative literatures on secularism, human rights, citizenship, and democratization. It incorporates the ... More


Negotiating Islam in the Era of Democracy: Senegal in Comparative Regional Perspective

Leonardo A. Villalón

in Tolerance, Democracy, and Sufis in Senegal

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162630
eISBN:
9780231530897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162630.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This concluding chapter looks into Senegal's role in relation to the future of democracy in the Muslim world. It seeks to place Senegal's supposed “exceptionalism” in a comparative regional ... More


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