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In this context, I argue that Zine al-Abidin Ben Ali's escape from the country and the democratization that has taken place since the time of the interim government have opened up a more pluralist understanding of secularization in the country.
In particular, I want to contrast Catholic approaches to secularization in the 1960s with the conversation on secularization today.
As such, the book will be of great interest to scholars in Middle Eastern studies, Ottoman studies, secularization and modernization studies, and the sociology of religion.
Counter-secularization theory, on the other hand, challenged the basic assumption of secularization theories and argued for diversification of religion in postmodern society.
Contrary to the secularization thesis, which was developed in the past few decades by prominent scholars in the sociology of religion--supporting the idea that as a society becomes modern, the need for religion will decrease--recent global developments indicate that a direct link between scientific-economic progress and secularization is less obvious than has been thought.
Such techniques, it argues, suggest that ambivalent secularization expanded the range of aesthetic possibilities, allowing dramatists to find visual counterparts of the Burkean sublime and thus to imitate the appearance of the supernatural within scenarios that also reinforce immanent notions of human flourishing.
It is clear from his account that, while secularization was not a monopoly of the wealthy, they were everywhere well represented in the ranks of libertines and scoffers.
Although the claim of this paper is historical, I aim to offer a theoretical analysis of the interplays of secularization in the sphere of law and the sources of legality in liberal democracies.
History has shown that religious states of any faith inevitably lead to the secularization of theology, for leaders, religious or not, must respond to day-to-day exigencies of governance.
The book's five national case studies are particularly helpful for expanding upon what scholars have concluded about secularization in the United States and the United Kingdom.
He first suggests a revision of secularization theory and then finally--and, perhaps, most radically--a subtle transformation of our understanding of the concept of intentionality.
Modernity, Religion and Secularization in South-Eastern Europe: the Romanian Case", Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Working Paper no.