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Laïcité and the State in Niger

@inproceedings{Sounaye2016LacitAT,
  title={La{\"i}cit{\'e} and the State in Niger},
  author={Abdoulaye Sounaye and {\'E}dition},
  year={2016}
}
In the early 1990s, democratization in Niger meant a political reform detached from the military rule, but also safe from religious influence. The adoption of the principle of a radical secularism (laïcité) sought, first, the autonomy of the political sphere from the religious one, and second, the submission of religious authority to the political one. The consecration of this principle led to the criticism of Muslim public actors who argued that such a principle was violating the religious… Expand

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