Alfred Stepan speaks about the “twin tolerations” on ResetDOC

Alfred Stepan, IRCPL and CDTR, on "Twin Tolerations"

“What does democracy need and require from religious institutions and people? And, on the other side, what is the minimum religious people can legitimately expect from democracy?” asks Professor Alfred Stepan.  “For democracy to function,” he explains, “religious individuals and institutions have to respect and tolerate the results of democratic processes, as well as the […]

Arabic Translation Project featured in Al-Fanar

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Al-Fanar Media, which covers higher education news throughout the Arab world, recently featured the IRCPL’s Arabic Translation Project, and the first three publications to come of it.  They write: The Columbia institute says it seeks to work with high-impact social-science classics that have generated many debates on democratic transitions and the factors that affect them. […]