Laïcité 1996.

Abstract : The idea of 'laicité' is inscribed in history, one cannot define its meaning in absolute terms. Today as well as earlier, its political value is polarized between a liberal meaning and an anti-liberal one said to be 'republican'. Nevertheless, three features seem to be specific to the 1990s: - the discrepancy between the dominant political acceptation of 'laicité' and its juridical sense, flowing from the Constitution and framed by international law; - the national connotation of the debate, pointing at immigrant residents from the Muslim word and suspecting that they do not truly belong to the nation; - and lastly the connection of this debate with the longstanding debate about changing public education to a more modern form which would imply both constructivist epistemology and liberal 'laic' ethics. All these are at stake in the current 'veil affairs'
Complete list of metadatas

Cited literature [126 references]  Display  Hide  Download
Contributor : Francoise Lorcerie <>
Submitted on : Monday, March 4, 2013 - 7:02:59 PM
Last modification on : Friday, June 14, 2019 - 1:34:40 AM
Long-term archiving on: Wednesday, June 5, 2013 - 3:57:42 AM


Files produced by the author(s)


  • HAL Id : hal-00796716, version 1



Françoise Lorcerie. Laïcité 1996.. Revue Française de Pédagogie, INRP/ENS éditions, 1996, pp.53-85. ⟨hal-00796716⟩



Record views


Files downloads