Buch

Constitution writing, religion and democracy (2017)

Abstract

What role do and should constitutions play in mitigating intense disagreements over the religious character of a state? And what kind of constitutional solutions might reconcile democracy with the type of religious demands raised in contemporary democratising or democratic states? Tensions over religion-state relations are gaining increasing salience in constitution writing and rewriting around the world. This book explores the challenge of crafting a democratic constitution under conditions of deep disagreement over a state's religious or secular identity. It draws on a broad range of relevant case studies of past and current constitutional debates in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East, and offers valuable lessons for societies soon to embark on constitution drafting or amendment processes where religion is an issue of contention.

Keywords

Church and state, Freedom of religion, Constitutional law

Sprachen

Englisch

Verlag

Cambridge University Press

ISBN

9781107707443, 9781107070516, 9781107694545

Seiten

x, 406

DOI

10.1017/9781107707443

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