Content Analysis of Ahmet T. Kuru’s Passive and Assertive Secularism: Historical Conditions, Ideological Struggles and State Policies towards Religion

Authors

  • Mahnoor Mansoor Ph.D. Student at the Department of Political Science, University of the Punjab Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Rehana Saeed Hashmi Professor, Department of Political Science, University of the Punjab Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47205/plhr.2024(8-II)28

Keywords:

Assertive Secularism, Ideology, Passive Secularism, Religion

Abstract

This research paper is about the content analysis of Ahmet T. Kuru’s article, Passive and Assertive Secularism: Historical Conditions, Ideological Struggles and State Policies Toward Religion. The research is based on the relative perspectives of religion, secularism, and other like concepts and their underpinnings at international levels. The interplay of religion and secularism has always been the talk of the town owing to the sensitivity of the matter. It has been a traditional debate that ideological struggles and state policies must be separated or integrated. The traditional fight between state and the church is almost the same as Kuru describes in his article. He looks more scientific in his explanation and specify the state-church fight with passive and assertive secularism in different countries. It is interesting piece for brain storming but lacks few research gaps that we are going to fill in this content analysis. We may say that our knowledge gap is different because of living in different parts of the world and the perspectives change everything in social sciences. Different countries adopt varied policies according to their internal circumstances. While indulging in the content analysis, a qualitative approach and descriptive method are used. It provides a critical analysis of the article with an oriental perspective. In conclusion we analyzed that it is elite capture and monopoly that determine every aspect of human life. Therefore, people living in the developing world have different perspectives of life and their ideology as compared to the people of the developed part of the world think about religion and their ideologies.

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Published

2024-04-12

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Mansoor, M., & Hashmi, R. S. (2024). Content Analysis of Ahmet T. Kuru’s Passive and Assertive Secularism: Historical Conditions, Ideological Struggles and State Policies towards Religion. Pakistan Languages and Humanities Review, 8(2), 315–324. https://doi.org/10.47205/plhr.2024(8-II)28