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Secularism or Democracy?

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Book Series: IMISCoe Research ISBN: 9789053569993 Year: Pages: 386 DOI: 10.5117/9789053569993 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Sociology
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Established institutions and policies of dealing with religious diversity in liberal democratic states are increasingly under pressure. Practical politics and political theory is caught in a trap between a fully secularized state (strict separation of state and politics from completely privatized religions based on an idealized version of American denominationalism or French republicanism) and neo-corporatist or 'pillarized' regimes of selective cooperation between states and organized religions. The book offers an original, comprehensive conceptual, theoretical and practical approach to problems of governance of religious diversity from a multi-disciplinary perspective combining moral and political philosophy, constitutional law, history, sociology and anthropology of religions and comparative institutionalism. Proposals of associative democracy - a moderately libertarian, flexible version of democratic institutional pluralism - are introduced and scrutinized whether they can serve as as plausible third way overcoming the inherent deficiencies of the predominant models in theory and practice.

Their Footprints Remain

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Book Series: IIAS Publications Series ISBN: 9789053565186 Year: Pages: 302 DOI: 10.5117/9789053565186 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Sociology --- Social Sciences --- History
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By the end of the 19th century, British imperial medical officers and Christian medical missionaries began to introduce Western medicine to Tibet, Sikkim and Bhutan. Their Footprints Remain uses archival sources, personal letters, diaries, and oral sources in order to tell the fascinating story of how this once-new medical system became imbedded in the Himalayas. Of interest to anyone with an interest in medical history and anthropology, as well as the Himalayan world, this volume not only identifies the individuals involved and describes how they helped to spread this form of imperialist medicine, but also discusses its reception by a local people whose own medical practices were based on an entirely different understanding of the world.

Geschrift eener bejaarde vrouw

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Book Series: De Amazone-reeks ISBN: 9789053564493 Year: Pages: 288 DOI: 10.5117/9789053564493 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Social Sciences --- History --- Languages and Literatures
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Dutch and Flemish literature; Dutch literature; Culture and history; Women: historical, geographic, persons treatment

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