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Religion and Political Theory Centre

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Welcome to the Religion and Political Theory (RAPT) Centre at the School of Public Policy, UCL. The Centre is the home of the RAPT research project, ‘Is Religion Special? Secularism and Religion in Contemporary Legal and Political Theory,’ a 5-year-long project (2011-2016) funded by the European Research Council and led by Professor Cécile Laborde FBA

This project  interrogates the special status of religion (ethics, epistemology and practices) in western political and legal theory, and assesses the normative implications of the contemporary shift towards ‘post-secular’ approaches for the relationship between politics and religion.

The aims of the Centre are to: