Democratic Legitimacy, Legal Expressivism, and Religious Establishment

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I argue that some instances of constitutional religious establishment can be consistent with an expressivist interpretation of democratic legitimacy. Whether official religious endorsements disparage or exclude religious minorities depends on a number of contextual considerations, including the philosophical content of the religion in question, the attitudes of the majority, and the underlying purpose of the official status of the religious doctrine.
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David Copp (1999). The Idea of a Legitimate State. Philosophy and Public Affairs 28 (1):3–45.
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