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The Consequences of Disaggregation and the Impossibility of a Third Way

McCrea, Ronan; (2017) The Consequences of Disaggregation and the Impossibility of a Third Way. In: Laborde, C and Bardon, A, (eds.) Religion in Liberal Political Philosophy. (pp. 69-80). Oxford University Press: Oxford and New York. Green open access

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Abstract

Disaggregating religion is informative in that it identifies elements of religion that are more and less problematic in political terms but does not provide a reason to lessen restrictions on religion in political life as religion does not operate in disaggregated fashion in the world. Predominant forms of religion in the West combine problematic elements in ways that other forms of belief and identity generally do not and are therefore particularly politically destabilising. Excluding religion as a category is the only means to allow space for believers to retain religious identities that may be illiberal while supporting liberal outcomes politically. This approach is not cost free but is better than all alternatives.

Type: Book chapter
Title: The Consequences of Disaggregation and the Impossibility of a Third Way
ISBN-13: 9780198794394
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
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Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Laws
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1544131
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