A Holy Alliance between the Catholic Church and Constitution-Makers?: The Diffusion of the Clause of Cooperation in Third Wave Democracies

  title={A Holy Alliance between the Catholic Church and Constitution-Makers?: The Diffusion of the Clause of Cooperation in Third Wave Democracies},
  author={Madalena Pontes Meyer Resende},
  journal={Politics and Religion},
What explains the adoption of the regime of cooperation between church and the state in the democratic constitutions of Spain and Poland, while Portugal maintained a regime of strict separation in the United States and French tradition? The explanation could be that a consensual constitution-making process resulted in a constitutional formula accommodating religion and guaranteeing religious freedoms. Alternatively, the constitutional regime of cooperation could result from the diffusion of… 

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