MARC Bibliographic Record

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008 170620s2017 nyu b 001 0 eng
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050 00 $aK3165$b.D47 2017
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100 1_ $aDepaigne, Vincent,$eauthor.
245 10 $aLegitimacy gap :$bsecularism, religion, and culture in comparative constitutional law /$cVincent Depaigne.
250    $aFirst edition.
264 _1 $aNew York, NY :$bOxford University Press,$c2017.
300    $axii, 228 pages ;$c24 cm
336    $atext$btxt$2rdacontent
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504    $aIncludes bibliographical references (pages 201-215) and index.
505 0_ $aIntroduction : the secular state and its legitimacy -- I. The secular state between procedural and substantive legitimacy -- 1. The 'legitimacy gap' in the secular state -- 2. Constitution and legitimacy : procedural or substantive? -- II. Models of reconciliation between constitutional law and culture -- 3. Locating culture in the secular state : constitutional law, secularization, and the status of culture -- 4. The secular nation : France, or the limits of the 'neutral model' -- 5. 'Reformist' secularism : reconciling pluralism, equality, and unity in India -- 6. Malaysia : 'asymmetric' secularism -- Conclusion : between 'de-secularization' and 'nationalization.'
520    $aThis 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.
650 _0 $aConstitutional law.
650 _0 $aLegitimacy of governments.
650 _0 $aConstitutions.
650 _0 $aReligion and law.
650 _0 $aSecularism.
650 _0 $aCulture and law.
650 _7 $aConstitutional law.$2fast$0(OCoLC)fst00875797
650 _7 $aConstitutions$2fast$0(OCoLC)fst00875851
650 _7 $aCulture and law.$2fast$0(OCoLC)fst00885095
650 _7 $aLegitimacy of governments.$2fast$0(OCoLC)fst00995908
650 _7 $aReligion and law.$2fast$0(OCoLC)fst01093835
650 _7 $aSecularism.$2fast$0(OCoLC)fst01110732
650 _4 $aConstitutional law.
650 _4 $aComparative law.

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