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Democracy, Culture, Catholicism: Voices from Four Continents

Michael J. Schuck and John Crowley-Buck


The dynamic interplay of democracy, culture, and Catholicism in the contemporary world is analyzed in twenty-three essays focused on four diverse countries: Indonesia, Lithuania, Peru, and the United States. The three-way relationship between democracy, culture, and Catholicism in these countries refracts in multiple directions. Each offers instructive comparisons and contrasts regarding the relationship between politics, civil society, and religion worldwide. Whereas Indonesia is a consolidating democracy, Lithuania is transitioning to democracy. While Peru’s democracy still struggles with a ... More

Keywords: civil society, culture, democracy, Indonesia, Lithuania, Peru, politics, religion, United States

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780823267309
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823267309.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael J. Schuck, editor
Loyola University Chicago

John Crowley-Buck, editor

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Michael J. Schuck