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The Problem of Religious Diversity: European Challenges, Asian Approaches

Anna Triandafyllidou and Tariq Modood


Religion and religious diversity are one of the toughest diversity challenges that European societies face today. Old paradigms of republicanism or multiculturalism seem to be in crisis but a new “third way” between laicité and state religion is not yet visible. This book questions whether the best way to deal with religious diversity is to equalise upwards or downwards, what are the obstacles to a more egalitarian religious pluralism, and what we can learn from policies and practices in the Middle East and Asia where religious plurality and the integration of religion in the public space is t ... More

Keywords: Secularism, Islam, multiculturalism, integration

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781474419086
Published to University Press Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474419086.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anna Triandafyllidou, editor
European University Institute, Florence

Tariq Modood, editor
University of Bristol

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1 Religion and Religious Diversity Challenges Today

Anna Triandafyllidou and Tariq Modood

Part I The Governance of Religious Diversity: Freedom of Religion or Freedom from Religion

Part II The Governance of Religious Diversity in the Public Space: Perspectives from Asia and the Middle East

Part III Afterword

Rethinking Secularism1

Bhikhu Parekh

End Matter