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Legal Systems and Competing Notions of Justice: Explaining Variance in Religious and Nonreligious Philosophical Exemptions across Western Democracies

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Author: German, Chelsea Olivia
Advisor: Clemens, Clay, 1958-
Committee Members: Nemacheck, Christine L.; Dwyer, James
Issued Date: 2012-05
Subjects: Philosophical exemptions
Legal exemptions
Religious exemptions
Nonreligious exemptions
Legal philosophy
Accomodation of differences
Exemption skepticism
Common law system
Civil law system
Legal system type
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10288/16789
Description: A quantitative and theoretic analysis of variation in the availability of religious and nonreligious philosophical legal exemptions across Western democracies, finding legal system type to correlate with a state's philosophical attitude towards exemptions. Common law systems lead to more exemptions ("accommodation-of-differences") whereas civil law systems correlate with fewer exemptions ("exemption-skepticism").
Degree: Bachelors of Arts in Government


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