• Secularism and Liberal Constitutionalism: Lessons from Japan

    Author(s):
    Frank Ravitch
    Date:
    2017
    Group(s):
    MSU Law Faculty Repository
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    Article
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    https://doi.org/10.17613/rw46-pb38
    Abstract:
    This symposium asks an important question. Is secularism a non-negotiable aspect of liberal constitutionalism? The likelihood is that secularism is a nearly insurmountable requirement of liberal constitutionalism, but it is at least theoretically possible to have a system that promotes both liberal constitutionalism and religion. There are, however, some strong lessons from history that demonstrate that more often than not, secular constitutions are the best route to protect individual autonomy as well as religion. This Article will focus on the important lessons we can learn about this issue from Japan and Japanese history.
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