The state of secularism: the new law and the affair of the Islamic headscarf in France

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Jones, Nicky. 2005. "The state of secularism: the new law and the affair of the Islamic headscarf in France." Interface: A Forum for Theology in the World. 8 (1), pp. 70-82.
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The state of secularism: the new law and the affair of the Islamic headscarf in France

ERA Journal ID37121
Article CategoryArticle
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AuthorJones, Nicky
EditorsParker, Christine and Preece, Gordon
Journal TitleInterface: A Forum for Theology in the World
Journal Citation8 (1), pp. 70-82
Number of Pages13
Year2005
Place of PublicationHindmarsh, S.A., Australia
ISSN1329-6264
Web Address (URL)http://www.atf.org.au/index.php
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This article examines several of the texts which contributed to the development in France of laïcité and explains some of the key events in the affair of the headscarf and the subsequent legal cases. It goes on to discuss the provisions and the likely consequences of the new law on secularism which cam into force in most French public schools in September 2004, and the implications of this law for the principle of secularism itself.

Keywordssecularism; France; law on secularism; Islamic headscarf; affair of the Islamic headscarf; laïcité affaire du foulard
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020480499. Law in context not elsewhere classified
Byline AffiliationsSchool of Law
SeriesInterface: A Forum for Theology in the World
ISBN1929691464
Book TitleTheology and law: partners or protagonists?
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