Church and State in Contemporary Europe: The Chimera of Neutrality

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John T. S. Madeley, Zsolt Enyedi
Psychology Press, 2003 - Political Science - 245 pages
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This volume represents an attempt in integrating a wide range of theoretically relevant issues into the identification and analysis of church-state patterns. Each chapter focuses on the analysis of a particular theme and its role in shaping, and/or being shaped by, church-state relations.
  

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Contents

European Liberal Democracy and the Principle of State Religious Neutrality
1
A Framework for the Comparative Analysis of ChurchState Relations in Europe
23
ChurchState Separation SwedishStyle
51
The Illusion of State Neutrality in a Secularising Ireland
73
No Longer Catholic no Longer Christian
95
Orthodoxy and Nationalism in the Greek Case
117
Catholicism and Democratic Consolidation in Spain and Poland
137
The Contested Politics of Positive Neutrality in Hungary
157
Democratic Options in the PostCommunist Czech Republic
177
Family Policy and Abortion in Britain France and Germany
195
Emerging Issues in the Study of ChurchState Relations
218
Abstracts
233
Notes on Contributors
238
Index
241
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John Madeley is editor of International Agricultural Development.

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