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The State of Secularism : Religion, Tradition and Democracy in South Africa.

Author: Dhammamegha Annie Leatt
Publisher: Johannesburg : Witwatersrand University Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A history of global political secularism by comparing religion and traditional authority in apartheid South Africa with the post-apartheid state focussing on an analysis of tensions between secularity (in South Africa's Constitution and judicial foundations) and increasing non-secularity (in its embrace of traditional authorities and customary law).
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Leatt, Dhammamegha Annie.
State of Secularism : Religion, Tradition and Democracy in South Africa.
Johannesburg : Witwatersrand University Press, ©2017
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dhammamegha Annie Leatt
ISBN: 9781776141029 1776141024
OCLC Number: 1090495635
Notes: Back Cover
Description: 1 online resource (250 pages)
Contents: Front Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Abbreviations and acronyms; Glossary; Preface; Chapter 1 Thinking secularism from South Africa; Chapter 2 A South African morality tale: Religion, tradition and racialised rule; Chapter 3 Negotiated consensus and religious rights; Chapter 4 Re-establishing traditional authority; Chapter 5 The spirit of a new South Africa; Chapter 6 Secular constitutionalism in South Africa?; Conclusion; Notes; Appendix 1 Postamble to the interim constitution; Appendix 2 Excerpts from the final constitution; A note on archival sources; Bibliography; Index

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A history of global political secularism by comparing religion and traditional authority in apartheid South Africa with the post-apartheid state focussing on an analysis of tensions between secularity (in South Africa's Constitution and judicial foundations) and increasing non-secularity (in its embrace of traditional authorities and customary law).

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