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American Politics | Civil Rights and Discrimination | Law | Law and Society
American civil religion has been changing, responding to increasing religious plurality by becoming more abstract. The problem of increasing plurality is not only an American one. It is also presented in Italy, where civic identity has been centered around a Catholicism that is no longer universal. Perhaps Italy has, in this respect, an American future.
Koppelman, Andrew, "The New American Civil Religion: Lesson for Italy" (2011). Faculty Working Papers. 21.