Religion, Law, And Freedom: A Global Perspective

Hardcover | September 1, 2000

EditorJoel Thierstein

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Religion, Law, and Freedom: A Global Perspective introduces readers to diverse perspectives on the interplay of religion, law, and communications freedom in different cultures around the world. Through discussion and analysis of the religious mores and cultural values that a nation adheres to, a greater understanding of that nation, its laws, and its freedoms can be cultivated. Rather than suggesting that harmony can be achieved without conflict, the essays in this volume seek to present the reader with a variety of perspectives from which to view and understand the relationships among religion, law, and freedom in various cultures. This multifaceted analysis, therefore, helps readers draw their own conclusions as to the best way to resolve cultural conflict brought about by the growing global community. The book consists of fifteen chapters, authored or coauthored by 17 international scholars representing China, Germany, Israel, Iran, Japan, Latvia, Nigeria, Singapore, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The chapters are organized into four parts: Perspectives on Eastern and Western Religions; Press Freedom in Religious and Secular Societies; Journalism, Advertising, and Ethical Issues; and Religion, Politics, Media, and Human Rights. This important contribution will especially appeal to researchers and students in such fields as mass communications, legal studies, cultural studies, political science, religion, intercultural communications, international communications, and journalism.

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Religion, Law, and Freedom: A Global Perspective introduces readers to diverse perspectives on the interplay of religion, law, and communications freedom in different cultures around the world. Through discussion and analysis of the religious mores and cultural values that a nation adheres to, a greater understanding of that nation, it...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:264 pages, 9.45 × 6.33 × 0.96 inPublished:September 1, 2000Publisher:Praeger PublishersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0275964523

ISBN - 13:9780275964528

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?Wise media services will recognize the importance of dealing with perceptions, regardless of their own opinions as to whether the preception has a basis in truth. A careful reading of these volumes would be a great start toward dealing with those perceptions and acting to overcome them.??Journal of Mass Media Ethics