American Separationism and Liberal Democracy
Boston College - Law School
Marquette Law Review, Vol. 88, No. 5, 2005
This Article explores whether liberal democracy demands the separation of Church and State. Drawing from several western jurisdictions - including Canada, the United States, Argentina, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, and England - this Article advances the historical and theoretical claim that the American model of strict separationism is not necessarily an indispensable feature of liberal democracy.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 60
Keywords: Establishment Clause, Comparative Constitutional Law, Constitutional Law, Comparative Law, Religion, Rreedom of Religion, Liberal Democracy, Canada, United States, Argentina, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, England, Separation of Church and State, Religious Schools, Denominational SchoolsAccepted Paper Series
Date posted: June 29, 2009 ; Last revised: September 22, 2009
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