Dr. Antonella Ratti

Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali (LUISS), Rome

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Curriculum Vitae

Antonella Ratti studierte bis 2004 Politische Wissenschaft an der Universität Rom I „La Sapienza“, bevor sie an die Universität Teramo wechselte, an der sie 2008 ihre Promotion zum Thema: „The protection of the rights of religious minorities in Europe“ in Rechtswissenschaften abschloss. Seitdem arbeitet Ratti als Dozentin an der sozialwissenschaftlichen Luiss Guido Carli Universität in Rom. Von Oktober 2011 bis September 2012 war sie Junior Fellow am Käte Hamburger Kolleg “Recht als Kultur“.


Rethinking the relationship between religion and secular law. Religious identities in public spaces from a comparative perspective

The focus of my research lies in the resurgence of religious discourse in the European public sphere. During the last ten years, and with growing intensity since the events of 9/11, 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 long theorized about the inadequacy of religious identities in shaping the public sphere, and predicted their relegation to the private sphere.

The research demonstrates 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 – as any other belief or opinion – in the complex process of redefining the normative basis of „post-secular“ societies.

Within this context, the study discusses the extent and implications of the involvement of religious groups in the normative process and explores solutions to guarantee competing world views equal access to the public arena.


Publikationen (Auswahl):

  • Principio di laicità e valore storico-culturale del crocifisso in un recente giudizio del Consiglio di Stato, in: Giurisprudenza italiana  4/2007, S. 838-844
  • Giuramento (diritto costituzionale), in: Mangiameli, Stelio: Dizionario sistematico di Diritto costituzionale, Rom  2008
  • Il problema delle relazioni tra Stato e Chiesa: dal dibattito costituente sull’articolo 7 all’elaborazione del principio di laicità, in: Fioravanti, Marco (Hrsg.): Culture e modelli costituzionali dell’Italia repubblicana , Cosenza 2008
  • Il Ponte: il contributo della diaspora azionista alla Costituente: Buratti, Andrea /Fioravanti, Marco (Hrsg.): Il Costituenti ombra’, Rom 2010