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Islam and secularism as a challenge to Wider Europe: A Balkan policy perspective

15 February 2006

Simeon Evstatiev, 2006 - CPS featured article

Islam and secularism as a challenge to Wider Europe: A Balkan policy perspective

Simeon Evstatiev

The future success of the Wider Europe Initiative and European Neighborhood Policy (ENP) largely depends on the reconceptualization of cultural factors affecting EU policies with acceding Balkan countries. It may therefore be worthwhile to explore a Balkan model of interethnic and interfaith coexistence within the context of ENP, and perhaps within other EU contexts as well. This paper suggests possible directions for interdisciplinary research on the issue, and recommends a redefinition of traditional secularist strategies when designing viable policies to address new realities.

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