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Hilal Elver, The Headscarf Controversy: Secularism and Freedom of Religion. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012. Jadaliyya (J): What made you write this book? Hilal Elver (HE): My experience in Turkey in relation to the headscarf is the main reason for writing the book. Turkey is very much a divided society: ninety-nine percent of the population is Muslim and it is a significantly religious society, yet it has also developed a secular legal order and ...Keep Reading »
Hilal Elver is a Research Professor at the University of California Santa Barbara, where she has been Distinguished Visiting Professor since 2002, and is co-director of the Project on Global Climate Change, Human Security, and Democracy housed at the Orfalea Center for Global & International Studies at UCSB. Previously she was the UNEP Chair on Environmental Diplomacy at the Mediterranean Academy of Diplomatic Studies in Malta; she has also taught at the University of Ankara, Faculty of Law. Her publications focus on international environmental law and human rights, specifically in relation to women's rights; among her publications are the books Peaceful Uses of International Rivers: Case of Euphrates and Tigris Rivers and The Headscarf Controversy, Secularism and Freedom of Religion.
Said’s legacy is one that insists on the necessity of solidarity, and of linking up various forms of struggle. But it is also one that deepens our understanding of solidarity by noting that solidarity and criticism, sometimes taken to be opposites, are in fact closely linked...click | email | tweet