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Hate Speech and Self-Restraint (2019)
Journal Article
Thompson, S. (2019). Hate Speech and Self-Restraint. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, 22(3), 657-671. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10677-019-10004-y

© 2019, The Author(s). In this article, my aim is to consider under what circumstances, and for what reasons, individuals may freely choose not to speak hatefully about others. Even if not threatened with legal sanction, why might they decide not to... Read More about Hate Speech and Self-Restraint.

Religious duties and equal opportunities in public space (2019)
Book Chapter
Thompson, S. (in press). Religious duties and equal opportunities in public space. In J. Seglow, & A. Shorten (Eds.), Religion in Public LifeECPR Press

In a number of European states, laws and regulations of various kinds place limits on individuals’ ability to wear certain religious garments or to display certain religious symbols in public space. In this Chapter, I focus on how burqa bans fare wh... Read More about Religious duties and equal opportunities in public space.

The recognition of religion in public spaces (2019)
Book Chapter
Thompson, S. (2019). The recognition of religion in public spaces. In M. Kahlos, H. Koskinen, & R. Palmén (Eds.), Recognition and Religion: Contemporary and Historical StudiesRoutledge

In this chapter, I consider the ways in which religion is recognized in contemporary societies, and also to think how it should be recognized. I focus on just one aspect of this very large and complex topic – namely the recognition of religion speci... Read More about The recognition of religion in public spaces.

Revisiting Contextualism in Political Theory: Putting Principles into Context (2018)
Journal Article
Modood, T., & Thompson, S. (2018). Revisiting Contextualism in Political Theory: Putting Principles into Context. Res Publica, 24(3), 339-357. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11158-017-9358-1

© 2017, Springer Nature B.V. In this article, we articulate and defend a contextual approach to political theory. According to what we shall call ‘iterative contextualism’, context has two important roles to play in determining what is required by ju... Read More about Revisiting Contextualism in Political Theory: Putting Principles into Context.

The expression of religious identities and the control of public space (2018)
Journal Article
Thompson, S. (2019). The expression of religious identities and the control of public space. Ethnicities, 19(2), 231-250. https://doi.org/10.1177/1468796818785935

© The Author(s) 2018. To what extent may an historic nation impress its religious identity on the public space of its society? For example, does it have a right to ban the wearing of hijabs in schools, to insist on the display of crucifixes in school... Read More about The expression of religious identities and the control of public space.

Recognition and ambivalence (2011)
Book Chapter
Thompson, S., & Hoggett, P. (2011). Recognition and ambivalence. In S. Thompson, & M. Yar (Eds.), The Politics of MisrecognitionAshgate

Multicultural political theory
Book Chapter
Thompson, S., & Modood, T. Multicultural political theory. In N. Doe, & R. Sandberg (Eds.), The Research Handbook on Interdisciplinary Approaches to Law and ReligionEdward Elgar Press

Our aim in this chapter is to consider the contribution that political theory – and, in particular, multicultural political theory – can make to the study of law and religion. Whilst these are, of course, very distinct academic enterprises, we belie... Read More about Multicultural political theory.