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Book review: J. Judd Owen: Making Religion Safe for Democracy: Transformation from Hobbes to Tocqueville.

Abstract:
Making Religion Safe for Democracy tackles an increasingly important—and frustratingly familiar—question for our “postsecular” age. Can liberal democracy be reconciled with religion, especially when that religion is muscular, energized, and no longer content to remain in the private sphere? And, perhaps even more pressing for those of our profession, as Owen puts it in the introduction: “Is political theory, and in particular liberal political theory, as we find it today capable of responding, or even grasping what is at stake"?
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Published
Peer review status:
Reviewed (Other)

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10.1017/S0034670516000395

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
Politics & Int Relations
Oxford college:
Oriel College
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Review of Politics Journal website
Volume:
78
Issue:
03
Pages:
469-472
Publication date:
2016-07-12
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EISSN:
1748-6858
ISSN:
0034-6705
Pubs id:
pubs:829970
URN:
uri:425e6f59-07f3-48b4-aefd-477a22dbd38c
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uuid:425e6f59-07f3-48b4-aefd-477a22dbd38c
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pubs:829970

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