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Tolerance, Democracy, and Sufis in Senegal

Mamadou Diouf


This book critically examines “tolerance,” “secularism,” and respect for religious “diversity” within a social and political system dominated by Sufi brotherhoods. Through a detailed analysis of Senegal's political economy, chapters here trace the genealogy and dynamic exchange among these concepts while investigating public spaces and political processes and their reciprocal engagement with the state, Sunni reformist and radical groups, and non-religious organizations. The book provides a rich and nuanced historical ethnography of the formation of Senegalese democracy, illuminating the comple ... More

Keywords: tolerance, secularism, religious diversity, Senegal, Sunni reformist, globalization, migration

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780231162630
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231162630.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mamadou Diouf, editor
Columbia University