Duration 3 weeks
Weekly study 3 hours
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Explore ways of governing religion and religious diversity today
On this course you will consider different models of state-religion relations, reviewing examples from both European and non-European countries.
You will learn how different models have emerged out of historical processes of nation formation (including post-colonial independence, redrawing of state boundaries after a major political transition or through an evolutionary process of institutional and value change).
You will also consider your own experiences, and debate ideal models for governing religion and religious diversity in today’s world.
What topics will you cover?
1 – Introduction And Welcome – Why is religion and religious diversity often seen as a problem today?
2 – What are the dominant models for governing religion in Europe today? What are their strengths and weaknesses?
3 – How are state-religion relationships regulated in the MENA region (middle East and North Africa)?
4 – How is religion and religious diversity governed in south and southeast Asia?
5 – What do we learn from the European and Asian experiences in dealing with religious diversity? How can we learn from one another?
When would you like to start?
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Who is the course for?
This course is for undergraduate and graduates studying sociology, political science or anthropology. It might also be useful for civil society activists, journalists and anyone with an interest in religious diversity and the relationship between government and religion.
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