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Professor Cécile Laborde writes on whether separating religion and state is essential for liberal democracy

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Cécile Laborde has written a blog for the London School of Economics entitled ‘Is the liberal state secular? How much state-religion separation is necessary to secure liberal-democratic ideals’.

She writes, “Just as secularized majorities can impose their own conception of the boundary between state and religion, so can religious majorities, provided they honour the other three liberal principles of accessible justification, civic inclusiveness and individual liberty.”

The full article can be read here: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/religionpublicsphere/2017/04/is-the-liberal-state-secular/ 

Professor Cécile Laborde is Professor of Political Theory FBA, Nuffield Chair of Political Theory