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State and Secularism: Perspectives from Asia


Michael Siam Heng


National University of Singapore

Ten Chin Liew


National University of Singapore (NUS)

February 3, 2010

STATE AND SECULARISM: PERSPECTIVES FROM ASIA, Michael Siam-Heng Heng, Chien Ten Liew, eds., World Scientific Publishing, 2010

Abstract:     
The concept of a secular state is important in many parts of Asia and how this is resolved has important implications for the social, economic and political development of various Asian countries. Unfortunately, problems of the secular state have all along been studied based on the historical experience of state formation in Europe, with little (or no) input from the Asian perspective. This book will for the very first time, present mainly Asian perspectives, while drawing on Western experience as well. Conceptual issues are discussed together with detailed accounts on how different countries and traditions understand and seek to implement the ideas of a secular state.

Keywords: Secularism, State, Religion, Democracy, Perspectives, Politics, Liberty

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Date posted: April 13, 2010  

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Heng, Michael Siam and Liew, Ten Chin, State and Secularism: Perspectives from Asia (February 3, 2010). STATE AND SECULARISM: PERSPECTIVES FROM ASIA, Michael Siam-Heng Heng, Chien Ten Liew, eds., World Scientific Publishing, 2010. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1588443

Contact Information

Michael Siam Heng (Contact Author)
National University of Singapore ( email )
469A Bukit Timah Road
Tower Block #06-01
Singapore, Singapore 259770
Singapore
Ten Chin Liew
National University of Singapore (NUS)
Bukit Timah Road 469 G
Singapore, 117591
Singapore
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