I want you to write a short essay using 4 sources Comparing and contrasting the ideologies of secularism at work in liberal multiculturalist states on the one hand,Canada, US and Republican states deploying concepts of strong’ secularism (France, Turkey) on the other. (consider issues like historical specificity, concepts of public sphere, public order, national identity, citizenship, public policy). What are the advantages and limitations of each for managing religious pluralism? Support your arguments with evidence from at least three of the cases studied this term.
Secularism Name: Institution: Course: Tutor: Date: Secularism is a principle that involves the exclusion of religion from public Parts of the society such as education and the state. According to this principle, there is no religion that is great than the other before the law and therefore religious institutions are completely separated from the state. The main objective of applying the secularism principle is to ensure that the affairs of the state are not in any way interfered with religious groups. This essay will compare and contrast the ideologies of secularism at work in in liberal multiculturalist states such as Canada and the US and Republican states deploying concepts of strongâ€™ secularism such as France and Turkey. In addition to that, this essay will also discuss historical specificity, concepts of public sphere, public order, national identity, citizenship and public policy. The paper will also highlight the advantages and limitations of each ideology for managing religious pluralism using evidence from the cases studies this term. Countries such as the US and Canada are liberal multiculturalist states that embrace some elements of religion in their political systems as a way of managing religious pluralism. Therefore, it is always a challenge to maintain secularism in such states because different religious groups and different sets of beliefs define their political systems. According to Rayside (2010, p. 280), the religio...