Prakash Shah

The Dysfunctional Legal Effects of Secularization: South Asians & Muslim Law in England

Dr Prakash Shah specializes in legal pluralism, religion and law, ethnic minorities and Diasporas in law, immigration, refugee and nationality law, and comparative law with special reference to South Asia. He has published widely and lectured internationally in these fields. Dr Shah was Lecturer at SOAS, University of London from 1993, and Lecturer at the University of Kent at Canterbury from August 2000. He joined Queen Mary, University of London in 2002, where he is now a Senior Lecturer. Dr Shah is currently on research leave while participating in the RELIGARE project, a three-year research project funded by the FP7 Socioeconomic Sciences and Humanities Programme of the Directorate-General for Research of the European Commission. RELIGARE explores increasing diversity of religions and other convictions that are transforming Europe into a new type of entity. The purposes of RELIGARE are to identify the normative frameworks, case-law, and policies best capable of holding together the countries’ diverse inhabitants in a democratic structure and an EU-wide zone of social peace, while maintaining respect for the rule of law and ensuring social justice for all. The RELIGARE project is also building an online database of case law from some participating European countries.

Co-sponsored by the Global Legal Studies Center, Center for European Studies &
South Asia Legal Studies Working Group