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Majorities and minarets: religious freedom and public space

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The problem raised when democratic majorities take decisions that impose restrictions on religious minorities may be avoided through ‘the strategy of privatization’, but not when the issue is the character of public space. This article considers a challenging case: the Swiss referendum decision to ban any future construction of Islamic minarets. It examines two grounds for opposition: the human right to freedom of religion, and the liberal principle of equal treatment of cultures. It argues t...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1017/S0007123414000131

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Nuffield College
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Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
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British Journal of Political Science More from this journal
Volume:
46
Issue:
02
Pages:
437-456
Publication date:
2014-06-05
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1469-2112
ISSN:
0007-1234
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pubs:709114
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uuid:ca4cd477-72b9-4d63-9095-c5a1e2f29604
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pubs:709114
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709114
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2017-07-25

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