Religious Toleration and the Securitization of Religion

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Abstract

Religion is the classical object of toleration. Liberalism developed as toleration and rights protection of religious differences. More recently, religion - and more specifically, Islam and Muslims - has returned to the political agenda as part of processes of securitization, where religion has been framed as a threat requiring extraordinary political measures. The paper examines what securitization of religion implies for religious toleration. It argues that securitization affects the scope of toleration but also threatens to undermine the very meaning and function of toleration.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelSpaces of Tolerance : The Changing Geographies of Religious Freedom in Europe
RedaktørerValentina Gentile, Luiza Bialasiewicz
Antal sider18
Udgivelses stedLondon
ForlagRoutledge
Publikationsdatojan. 2020
Sider103-120
Kapitel5
ISBN (Trykt)978-0-367-22407-3
ISBN (Elektronisk)9780429274732
StatusUdgivet - jan. 2020
NavnResearch in Place, Space and Politics

Citer dette

Lægaard, S. (2020). Religious Toleration and the Securitization of Religion. I V. Gentile, & L. Bialasiewicz (red.), Spaces of Tolerance: The Changing Geographies of Religious Freedom in Europe (s. 103-120). Routledge. Research in Place, Space and Politics