Piety, Politics, and Pluralism: Religion, the Courts, and the 2000 Election [NOOK Book]

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Piety, Politics, and Pluralism skillfully confronts the question: Is liberal democracy hostile to religion or is it compatible with the rights of believers? Prominent scholars analyze the controversy about religious freedom by examining two areas at the intersection of religion and politics in contemporary American society: the Supreme Court's 1990 decision in Oregon v. Smith and the events of the 2000 presidential campaign. Their essays remind us that in an increasingly pluralistic society, Americans must work ...
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Piety, Politics, and Pluralism: Religion, the Courts, and the 2000 Election

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Overview

Piety, Politics, and Pluralism skillfully confronts the question: Is liberal democracy hostile to religion or is it compatible with the rights of believers? Prominent scholars analyze the controversy about religious freedom by examining two areas at the intersection of religion and politics in contemporary American society: the Supreme Court's 1990 decision in Oregon v. Smith and the events of the 2000 presidential campaign. Their essays remind us that in an increasingly pluralistic society, Americans must work continually to reconcile religious commitment and political obligation. Piety, Politics, and Pluralism is a groundbreaking work that will be indispensable to students of religion and politics, American politics, and constitutional law.
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Eleven essays, presented by Segers (political science, Rutgers U.) examine the ongoing tension in American society between religion and the state through discussions of two historical events. The first group of essays look at the role of religion in the 2000 presidential election, examining questions of religious rhetoric in campaigns, whether religion should be brought to bear in making policy, and whether candidates should discuss their religious beliefs in order to prove their moral qualifications for office. Later essays examine the ramifications of the 1990 Supreme Court case , in which two Native Americans were denied unemployment benefits after being fired for the religious consumption of peyote. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781461640899
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/20/2002
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 264
  • File size: 998 KB

Meet the Author

Mary C. Segers is professor of political science at Rutgers University.
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Religion and Liberal Democracy: An American Perspective
Part 2 The Role of Religion in the 2000 Presidential Election
Chapter 3 The Extraordinary Election of 2000
Chapter 4 Bush vs. Gore: Judicial Activism, Conservative Style
Chapter 5 The Christian Right in the 2000 GOP Presidential Campaign
Chapter 6 Catholics and the 2000 Presidential Election: Bob Jones University and the Catholic Vote
Chapter 7 Stealth Politics: Religious and Moral Issues in the 2000 Election
Chapter 8 A Historic First: The Lieberman Nomination
Part 9 Religious Liberty in a Pluralistic Society: The Smith Case
Chapter 10 Evolving Standards under the Free Exercise Clause: Neutrality or Accomodation?
Chapter 11 The Constitutional Context of Religious Liberty in the United States
Chapter 12 Political Culture, Political Structure, and Political Conflict: The Persistence of Church-State Conflict in the United States
Chapter 13 Public Attitudes on Church and State: Coexistence or Conflict?
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