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, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 11 July 2020



(p.117) 8 Poland
Church, State, and Democracy in Expanding Europe

Lavinia Stan

Lucian Turcescu

Oxford University Press

As one of the most religious countries of Europe, the predominantly Catholic Poland reassessed its church-state relations during the first stages of post-communist transformation by moving away from the system of strict state control over religious life and embracing an informal established church model that privileges the Roman Catholic Church in public affairs. As in no other formerly communist EU member state, the Polish state has codified the Roman Catholic position toward education and abortion in its national legislation to the point of endangering the constitutionally enshrined fundamental human rights and freedoms. Religious minorities are free to conduct their activities, but their combined membership amounts to only a fraction of population.

Keywords:   Poland, Roman Catholic Church, state control, education, abortion, social policy

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 .