Albanian-style laïcité: A Model for a Multi-religious European Home?

  title={Albanian-style la{\"i}cit{\'e}: A Model for a Multi-religious European Home?},
  author={Arolda Elbasani and Artan Puto},
  journal={Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies},
  pages={53 - 69}
Abstract As a Muslim-majority and multi-denominational polity, Albania has historically searched for suitable institutional solutions to reconcile Islam with a pluralist society, a unitary nation and often fragile European statehood. The post-Communist solutions for the management of this frail plurality are commonly framed within a local tradition of laïcité (Alb. shtet laik), which adapts the French model of separation between state and religion to particular Albanian goals and compromises… Expand
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