American Separationism and Liberal Democracy

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Richard Albert

University of Texas at Austin - School of Law; Yale University - Law School; University of Toronto - Faculty of Law; University of Ottawa - Faculty of Law; Universidad Externado de Colombia - Facultad de Derecho; Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliyah - Radzyner School of Law; Universidad de Especialidades Espíritu Santo; Airlangga University

Date Written: 2005

Abstract

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.

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 Schools

Suggested Citation

Albert, Richard, American Separationism and Liberal Democracy (2005). 88 Marquette Law Review 867 (2005), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1424032

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