Main Data
Author: Winfried Brugger, Michael Karayanni
Editor: Winfried Brugger, Michael Karayanni
Title: Religion in the Public Sphere: A Comparative Analysis of German, Israeli, American and International Law
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN/ISSN: 9783540733577
Edition: 1
Price: CHF 98.50
Publication date: 01/01/2007
Category: Politik, Gesellschaft, Arbeit
Language: English
Technical Data
Pages: 469
Kopierschutz: DRM
Geräte: PC/MAC/eReader/Tablet
Formate: PDF
Table of contents

How closely connected should church and state be? May a state endorse the role and meaning of religion at all? Can it treat distinct religious groups differently? This book addresses these questions and more through a portrayal and comparison of the legal systems of Germany, Israel, France, and the United States. This thought-provoking book brings the often opposing demands of religious and secular freedoms into clear focus.

Table of contents
I. A Socio- Historical Perspective18
Religion and Public Order in Modern Nation- States: Institutional Varieties and Contemporary Transformations19
II. Models of Church-State Relations and Their Impact on Freedom of Religion34
On the Relationship between Structural Norms and Constitutional Rights in Church- State- Relations35
The Model of State and Church Relations and Its Impact on the Protection of Freedom of Conscience and Religion: A Comparative Analysis and a Case Study of Israel101
III. German, Comparative and International Law Perspectives176
From the Acceptance of Interdenominational Christian Schools to the Inadmissibility of Christian Crosses in the Public Schools177
The Headscarf of a Muslim Teacher in German Public Schools193
Religious Garments in Public Schools in Separation Systems: France and the United States of America210
Religion and Religious Symbols in European and International Law254
IV. Perspectives from Israeli Law264
Claiming Equal Religious Personhood: Women of the Walls Constitutional Saga265
Does the Establishment of Religion Justify Regulating Religious Activities?  The Israeli Experience309
The Other Religion and State Conflict in Israel: On the Nature of Religious Accommodations for the Palestinian- Arab Minority343
Days of Worship and Days of Rest: A View from Israel388
Human Rights and Religious Duties: Informed Consent to Medical Treatment under Jewish Law424
V. The American Point of View444
Neutrality Between Church and State: Mission Impossible?445
A Comment on Mark Weiners Neutrality Between Church and State: Mission Impossible461
List of Authors470