Reason, Religion, and Democracy

  title={Reason, Religion, and Democracy},
  author={Dennis C. Mueller},
1. Liberal democracy Part I. Fundamentals: Evolution, Psychology, Reasoning and Religion: 2. Evolution, psychology and reason 3. Religion Part II. An Historical Look at the State, Democracy and Religion: 4. The first states 5. Athens and Rome 6. The Caliphate 7. The Renaissance 8. The Enlightenment 9. Religion and democracy after the French revolution Part III. The Institutions of Liberal Democracy: 10. Democracy and citizenship 11. Rights 12. Education, citizenship, immigration and democracy… 
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  • 2019
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