2004
Volume 60, Issue 3
  • ISSN: 2542-6583
  • E-ISSN: 2590-3268

Abstract

How can the marginalisation of religious minorities be prevented and their presence in the public sphere enhanced? The first part of this article argues that the general demand of specific group rights for marginalised groups is self-contradictory and that it does not give sufficient attention to the specific problems of religious minorities. The older, liberal demand of protecting the rights of individuals remains the best answer. The second part of this article analyses Rawls’ political liberalism as a contribution to the debate on the role of religious minorities. The third part states that a wider view than Rawls’ ‘wide view of public reason’ is needed to adequately balance the legitimate demand of religious minorities to be present in the public debate and concerns about the stability of a deliberative democracy.

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