Date Thesis Awarded

5-2012

Document Type

Honors Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelors of Arts (BA)

Department

Government

Advisor

Clay Clemens

Committee Member

Christine L. Nemacheck

Committee Member

James Dwyer

Abstract

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").

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Comments

Thesis is part of Honors ETD pilot project, 2008-2013. Migrated from Dspace in 2016.

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