A key problem in the education of citizens in open, pluralistic, liberal democratic societies concerns the tensions between the character of comprehensive visions of the good that draw upon particular religious, spiritual, moral, and political traditions, on the one hand, and the values and virtues that all citizens need to share in order to create a common civic life together across difference, on the other hand. This problem can be found in liberal democratic states that have or seek ties to particular faith traditions such as Islam, Christianity, or Judaism; secular heritages such as French or possibly Turkish Laïcité; national cultures or languages such as German, Polish, Czech, or Lithuanian; or combinations of the above such as modern Hebrew culture and Israeli Zionism. It is especially significant for emerging states in Southeastern Europe with large Muslim majorities, as well as significant landed minorities with alternative ethnic or religious ties that may wish to prepare youngsters for the rights and responsibilities of citizenship in liberal democratic regimes.
|Title of host publication||Islam and Citizenship Education|
|Subtitle of host publication||In Cooperation with Minela Salkic Joldo|
|Publisher||Springer Science+Business Media|
|Number of pages||13|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 2015|
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