Antonella Ratti - „Rethinking the relationship between religion and secular law. Religious identities in public spaces from a comparative perspective“

During the last ten years, a number of European countries have faced an increase in claims for the recognition and implementation of religious traditions and communities of faith in the process of governance. These claims undermine classical theories of secularization, which predicted their relegation to the private sphere. It is demonstrated that this new "de-privatization“ of religion does not question the separation between the 'spiritual‘ and the 'political‘, but reflects the ambition of religious traditions to participate in the complex process of redefining the normative basis of "post-secular“ societies. Within this context, the extent and implications of the involvement of religious groups in the normative process are discussed and solutions to guarantee competing world views equal access to the public arena are explored.

Antonella Ratti wurde 1980 in Rom geboren und studierte bis 2004 Politische Wissenschaft an der Universität Rom I „La Sapienza“, bevor sie an die Universität Teramo ging, an der sie 2008 mit Promotion zum Thema „The protection of the rights of religious minorities in Europe“ in Rechtswissenschaft abschloss. Seitdem arbeitet Frau Ratti als Dozentin an der sozialwissenschaftlichen Luiss Guido Carli Universität in Rom. Seit Oktober 2011 ist Frau Ratti Junior Fellow am Käte Hamburger Kolleg „Recht als Kultur“.