Federalismo e religione in Svizzera: tra conflittualità e flessibilità. La negoziazione della laicità scolastica sullo sfondo della revisione totale della Costituzione federale del 1874

Rota, Andrea; Müller, Stefan; Galetta, Francesco (2016). Federalismo e religione in Svizzera: tra conflittualità e flessibilità. La negoziazione della laicità scolastica sullo sfondo della revisione totale della Costituzione federale del 1874. Annali di storia dell’educazione e delle istituzioni scolastiche, 23, pp. 59-80. Editrice La Scuola

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In Switzerland, the federal system strongly influenced the political and juridical organization of public education and the regulation of church-state relations. In both these domains, the cantons have historically been largely autonomous. Therefore, the cantons have developed different models of religious education in their schools, depending on their dominant confessional and political traditions. The total revision of the Swiss federal constitution voted on in 1874, however, introduced an important limitation which all cantons had to respect: all public schools had to be accessible to pupils of all confessions without impairing their freedom of conscience so that no one could be forced to follow religious teachings. Drawing on the examples of the cantons of Bern, Fribourg, and Ticino, this contribution explores the debates that accompanied the implementation of these measures on the cantonal level. In particular, it calls attention to the parliamentary negotiations to define the exact meaning of confessional neutrality in public schools and highlights the creative tension between ideology and political pragmatism.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of Art and Cultural Studies > Institute for the Science of Religion
06 Faculty of Humanities > Other Institutions > Walter Benjamin Kolleg (WBKolleg) > Center for Global Studies (CGS)

UniBE Contributor:

Rota, Andrea

Subjects:

200 Religion
200 Religion > 270 History of Christianity
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 370 Education
900 History
900 History > 940 History of Europe

ISSN:

1723-9672

Publisher:

Editrice La Scuola

Language:

Italiano

Submitter:

Andrea Rota

Date Deposited:

15 May 2017 13:58

Last Modified:

25 Jul 2018 13:47

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/96227

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