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dc.contributor.authorMiley, TJ
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-07T13:13:13Z
dc.date.available2016-01-07T13:13:13Z
dc.date.issued2015-10-02
dc.identifier.issn2156-7689
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/253140
dc.description.abstractThis article sketches the struggles over and the shifting role of Catholicism in the Spanish body politic. It begins by providing a brief overview of the deep historical ties between Catholicism and Spanish identity. It continues by recounting the dialectical process through which a serious social cleavage on the role of religion in politics emerged and percolated over the course of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. This cleavage ultimately pit a militant and reactionary brand of authoritarian Catholicism on the right against an equally militant group of secularist ideologues associated with both bourgeois-republican and revolutionary working class (mainly anarchist) political forces. Following Juan Linz, the article emphasizes the nefarious role played by constitution-makers who pursued a partisan secularizing agenda on questions of Church and state in the breakdown of democracy and tragic onset of Civil War. It then delineates the ideology and institutionalization of “national-Catholicism” under Franco, before turning to contrast republican-era constitution-making dynamics with those of the transition to democracy following Franco’s death. It concludes with a discussion of the content of post-transition conflicts over religion and politics, highlighting the constitutional resources for coping with the somehow new yet very old challenge posed by the presence of Islam.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherInforma UK Limited
dc.titleConstitutional politics and religious accommodation: Lessons from Spain
dc.typeArticle
dc.description.versionThis is the author accepted manuscript. The final version is available from Taylor & Francis via http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/21567689.2015.1132414
prism.endingPage433
prism.publicationDate2016
prism.publicationNamePolitics, Religion and Ideology
prism.startingPage411
prism.volume16
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1080/21567689.2015.1132414
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserved
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2016-03-23
dc.contributor.orcidMiley, Thomas [0000-0003-4360-7446]
dc.identifier.eissn2156-7697
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review
cam.issuedOnline2016-03-23
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2017-09-23


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