Comparative Constitutional Law, Democracy, Law and Religion, Religion and Politics, Whither Europe?

R.R. Reno on ‘Islam and America’

In a preview of The Public Square, forthcoming in the March issue of First Things, editor R.R. Reno refers to an argument by Sherman Jackson. Dr. Jackson is the King Faisal Chair of Islamic Thought and Culture, and Professor of Religion and American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California (USC). 'In his 2005 book,… Continue reading R.R. Reno on ‘Islam and America’

Comparative Constitutional Law, Law and Religion, Religion and Politics

Blogpost ‘Religious Freedom, Eastern Ethical Monism, and Western “Civic Totalism”‘

'Just like by the ethically monistic character of certain theoretizations of Confucian democracy, expressive liberty is threatened by a Western "civic totalism" that – as Galston puts it – "tacitly views public institutions as plenipotentiary".' Read about the background of this development in my new blogpost for Leiden Law Blog: http://leidenlawblog.nl/articles/religious-freedom-eastern-ethical-monism-and-western-civic-totalism.