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Natalie Doyle is senior lecturer in French and European Studies at Monash University. She helped establish the Monash European and EU Centre and is still currently one of its Deputy Director.
She has researched European social and political thought, classical and contemporary, with particular reference to interpretations of modernity.She has a particular interest in the place of religion in modern European culture and in contemporary European interpretations of secularism, with respect to the history and future of European democracy. She also researches contemporary French society and politics, as well as broader European and European Union issues.
Through her work on contemporary French political socio-political philosophy and the notion of religious disenchantment, she has developed in past years a research project on the question of Islam in contemporary European political debates and what she calls the enabling context of radicalisation. This led to two conferences, a number of publications and a special issue of the journal Politics, Religions and Ideology co-edited with Irfan Ahmad. This special issue has been reprinted as a book for Routledge (July 2017 forthcoming)
She has published on the political implications of the economic crisis of the European Union and has recently been involved in an international project on the history of regional integration in Europe and Latin America from the perspective of the European Union’s contemporary crisis, leading to the publication of a co-edited book, Integration and Modernity: Cross-Atlantic Perspectives.
She is part of the editorial committee of the journal Social Imaginaries: http://www.zetabooks.com/index.php/journals/social-imaginaries.html .
She has for a long time been interested in a post-Marxist strand of French socio-political theory established by Cornelius Castoriadis and Claude Lefort and has particular expertise on the work on one of its contemporary leading figures, Marcel Gauchet. She has contributed articles on Gauchet’s work and May 2015 a translation of the text by French political theorist Marcel Gauchet, Democracy: from one crisis to anothet , with a critical introduction.
She has completed a book for Lexington Books of Rowman and Littlefields using the theoretical framework of Marcel Gauchet;s work to explore the challenges facing contemporary European democracy: European Democracy, Depoliticization, and Imaginary Constructs of Islam: Marcel Gauchet and The Loss of a Common Purpose ( 2018).
- Europe, Democracy, Islam, European union, Marcel Gauchet
25/08/16 → 31/08/16
Doyle, N. J. & Winand, P.
1/09/12 → 31/08/14
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Research output: Book/Report › Book › Research › peer-review
Research output: Book/Report › Edited Book › Other › peer-review
Critical Introduction to Alain Caillé and Marcel Gauchet An exchange on the place of religious meaning in the self-institution of human societiesDoyle, N. J. 2017 In : Social Imaginaries. p. 145-153 9 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › Research › peer-review
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