Der Grundsatz Der Religiös-Weltanschaulichen Neutralität Des Staates - Gehalt Und Grenzen (Hardcover)

Vortrag, Gehalten VOR Der Juristischen Gesellschaft Zu Berl (Schriftenreihe der Juristischen Gesellschaft Zu Berlin #176)

By Stefan Huster

de Gruyter, 9783899492088, 27pp.

Publication Date: October 14, 2004

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"The principle of the religious-ideological neutrality of the State - content and limits"]
The call for governmental neutrality in religious-ideological issues, firmly enshrined in our political idea of order since the creation of the modern state from the outcome of the confessional civil wars of the early modern age, is currently experiencing a surprising renaissance. However, the term "neutrality" invokes a large variety of interpretations of neutrality. A reflection on the content of the call for neutrality is therefore required.

In his article, the author examines the question of what can the constitutional call for neutrality reasonably provide, and what are its limitations and when does politics have to intervene. This issue is discussed by way of three conceptual confrontations affecting the central problems of applicability of the call for neutrality: substantiation neutrality vs. efficiency neutrality, integration vs. separation and acceptance vs. tolerance.