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

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. ISSN 1329-6264


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.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Title of this issue: Theology and Law: Partners or Protagonists?
Depositing User: Dr Nicky Jones
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - Department of Law
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2010 12:44
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:38
Uncontrolled Keywords: secularism; France; law on secularism; Islamic headscarf; affair of the Islamic headscarf; laïcité affaire du foulard
Fields of Research : 18 Law and Legal Studies > 1801 Law > 180119 Law and Society
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9599 Other Cultural Understanding > 959999 Cultural Understanding not elsewhere classified

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