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Michael J. Schuck and John Crowley-Buck

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780823267309

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823267309.001.0001

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Rendering unto Caesar?: State Regulation of Religion and the Role of Catholicism in Democratic Transitions and Consolidation in Predominantly Catholic Countries

Rendering unto Caesar?: State Regulation of Religion and the Role of Catholicism in Democratic Transitions and Consolidation in Predominantly Catholic Countries

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(p.297) Rendering unto Caesar?: State Regulation of Religion and the Role of Catholicism in Democratic Transitions and Consolidation in Predominantly Catholic Countries
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Democracy, Culture, Catholicism
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Peter J. Schraeder

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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823267309.003.0021

Schraeder studies the impact of the Catholic Church in fifty-five predominantly Catholic countries that are undergoing transitions to democracy or consolidating new democratic arrangements. The ‘third wave of democratization’ in the last quarter of the twentieth century was a phenomenon that unfolded in predominantly Catholic countries. The Second Vatican Council formally endorsed democracy in 1964 as the Church experienced greater autonomy and evangelical freedom under governments transitioning to democracy. Similarly, in post-transition democracies, Schraeder’s data shows that the Catholic Church has encountered government legislation more often protecting religious freedom than restricting it. The future test for mutuality between Catholicism and democracy will be how matters are handled in the inevitable instances where political outcomes run counter to the moral teaching of the Church.

Keywords:   democratic consolidation, democratic transition, religious freedom, Second Vatican Council, third wave of democratization

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