Veit Bader

Head of the Dutch Research Team


Veit Bader is emeritus Professor of Sociology (Department of Political and Socio-cultural Sciences) and of Social and Political Philosophy (Department of Philosophy) at the University of Amsterdam and a member of IMES (Institute of Migration and Ethnic Studies). At present, he is leader of the Dutch teams in two European FP7 projects: RELIGARE (Religious Diversity and Models of Secularism in Europe) and ACCEPT (Tolerance, Pluralism and Cohesion). He has written on a wide range of issues in critical social theory; social inequalities and collective action; democracy and the rule of law (particularly in the EU); racism, ethnicity and citizenship; ethics of migration and incorporation of minorities; global justice; governance of religious diversity.

His most recent book is: Democracy or Secularism? Associational governance of religious diversity (Amsterdam University Press, 2007).

Other relevant recent publications for ACCEPT:

(2008) ‘Secularism, Public Reason or Moderately Agonistic Democracy?’ in: Levey/Modood (eds) Secularism, Religion, and Multicultural Citizenship. Cambridge UP: Cambridge, chapter 5; pp. 110 – 135

(2010) ‘Associational Governance of Ethno-Religious Diversity in Europe. TheDutch Case’; forthcoming in: Smith, Rogers (ed.) Citizenship, Borders, and Human Needs. Penn State UP

(2010) Religions, Toleration, and Liberal Democracy. A theory of doctrinal, institutional, and attitudinal learning. Forthcoming in: Mookherjee, Monica (ed.) Toleration and Recognition in an Age of Religious Pluralism. Springer

(2010) Constitutionalizing Secularism, Alternative Secularisms or Liberal Democracy?A critical reading of some Turkish, ECtHR and Indian Supreme Court Cases on ‘secularism’. Forthcoming in Utrecht Law Review


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Prof. Anna Triandafyllidou,
Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (European University Institute)

Funded by: the European Commission under the Seventh Framework Programme, Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities

Duration: 1 March 2010-31 May 2013

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