This volume gathers the articles presented at the Reset DOC Istanbul Seminars 2017, which took place at the Istanbul Bilgi University from May 24 to May 28, 2016.
The 2016 Istanbul Seminars addressed the topic of “Religion, Rights and the Public Sphere”.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction by Volker Kaul, Religion, rights and the public sphere
Public Sphere and the Question of Civil Rights
Zygmunt Bauman, On strongmen’s (and strongwomen’s) trail
Amr Hamzawy, Egypt after the 2013 military coup: Law-making in service of the new authoritarianism
Murat Borovali, Turkey’s ‘liberal’ liberals
Patrick Weil, Denaturalization and denationalization in comparison (France, the United Kingdom, the United States)
The Place of Religion in the Public Sphere
David M. Rasmussen, From the moral to the political: The question of political legitimacy in non-western societies
Maeve Cooke, Unintelligible! Inaccessible! Unacceptable! Are religious truth claims a problem for liberal democracies?
Cristina Lafont, Citizens in robes: The place of religion in constitutional democracies
Silvio Ferrari, The danger of compartmentalization: An analysis of the relationship between theology and politics through the prism of the right to freedom of religion
Religion and the Social Construction of the Public Sphere
Boyan Znepolski, Unveiling the religious motives in radical social critique
Murat Akan, Looking beyond ‘imaginary’ analytics and hermeneutics in comparative politics
Ahmet Murat Aytac, Lifestyle and rights: A neo-secular conception of human dignity
Islam and the Public Sphere
Moh’d Khair Eiedat, Islamic thought and the public sphere: A synthesis
Camil Ungureanu, Michel Houellebecq’s shifting representation of Islam: From the death of God to counter-Enlightenment
Can Cemgil, The international order and the persistence of ‘violent extremism’ in the Islamic world
Ohannes Kilicdagi, Social and political roles of the Armenian clergy from the late Ottoman era to the Turkish republic