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1 - State Neutrality: Background History, Concepts, Definitions and Principle

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Published online by Cambridge University Press:  15 January 2021

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Overviews the church–state relationship across time and nations, drawing attention to countries and circumstances in which the neutrality principle does not apply. Explores the origins of the doctrine, traces its developmental history in relation to religion in various countries, explains key concepts and identifies some different academic interpretations. Discusses the public/private dimensions to religious belief and their balancing within the Western liberal democratic model of government. It gives an overview of the law relating to religious freedom.

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State Neutrality
The Sacred, the Secular and Equality Law
, pp. 9 - 44
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2021

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