Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Church, State, and Democracy in Expanding Europe$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Lavinia Stan and Lucian Turcescu

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780195337105

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337105.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use (for details see www.oxfordscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 14 December 2018

Slovenia

Slovenia

Chapter:
(p.166) 11 Slovenia
Source:
Church, State, and Democracy in Expanding Europe
Author(s):

Lavinia Stan

Lucian Turcescu

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337105.003.0011

The predominantly Catholic Slovenia has chosen to separate church and state in post-communist times, by taking its inspiration from France and the United States. In virtue of this model, religion is not offered in public schools at any level, although “education about religion is allowed.” For the first fifteen years of post-communist rule, the Liberal Democrats strictly enforced the church-state separation model, but since then a number of concessions have been obtained by politicians with religious beliefs. Parties are not prohibited from using religious symbols, but religious groups have remained relatively neutral. Legislation pertaining to homosexual behavior and abortion remains liberal by Eastern European standards.

Keywords:   Slovenia, separation of church and state, religious education, Catholics

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .