State Responses to Minority Religions Hardback
Edited by Dr. David M. Kirkham
Part of the Routledge Inform Series on Minority Religions and Spiritual Movements series
The response of states to demands for free exercise of religion or belief varies greatly across the world. In some places, religions come as close as imaginable to autonomous existences with little interference from government. In other cases religion finds itself grinding out a meagre living, if at all, under the jealously watchful eye of the state. This book provides a legal and normative overview of the variety of responses to minority religions available to states. Exploring case studies ranging from Islamic regions such as Indonesia, Pakistan, and the wider Middle East, to Western Europe, Eastern Europe, China, Russia, Canada, and the Baltics, contributors include international scholars and experts in law, sociology, religious studies, and political science.
This book offers invaluable perspectives on how minority religions are currently being received, reviewed, challenged, or ignored in different parts of the world.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 304 pages
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
- Publication Date: 28/11/2013
- Category: Religion & politics
- ISBN: 9781472416469