Religion and Political Theory Centre
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:
- provide a central hub for researchers interested in religion and political theory and related debates
- develop a series of workshops, lectures and conferences to generate new knowledge concerning religion in political and legal contexts and theory
- provide information about RAPTc researchers and their work
- disseminate project-related outputs