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American Separationism and Liberal Democracy

60 Pages Posted: 29 Jun 2009 Last revised: 14 Sep 2017

Richard Albert

Boston College - Law School; Yale University - Law School; Universidad Externado de Colombia - Facultad de Derecho; University of Toronto - Faculty of Law; Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliyah - Radzyner School of Law

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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