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On the Morality of The Religious Freedom Restoration Act: Ethics in a Failing Democracy
Linköping University, Department of Culture and Communication.
2016 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act and its subsequent backlash serve as a case-study to raise ethical concerns both about the characterization of contemporary western liberal democracy as a political theory and a prevailing religious extremism acting as a legislative power within governments; Developing and reflecting on these issues this study will attempt to show a need to evaluate the moral principles attributed to modern political systems and the governmental delineation of power over individuals within a society. Applying Rawlsian concepts, this study will show that laws such as the RFRA are representative of weak and superficial democracies that in most cases are actually centres of power, funded by corporations and organisations in direct conflict with liberal principles. 

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2016. , p. 45
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Ethics, Philosophy, political science, social sciences
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Philosophy, Ethics and Religion Political Science Other Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-138797ISRN: LIU-CTE-AE-EX--16/10--SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-138797DiVA, id: diva2:1114537
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Master in Applied Ethics
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Available from: 2017-06-26 Created: 2017-06-24 Last updated: 2017-06-26Bibliographically approved

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