The Future of Religious Freedom: Global Challenges

Paperback | January 10, 2013

EditorAllen D. Hertzke

not yet rated|write a review
What is the status of religious freedom in the world today? What barriers does it face? What are the realistic prospects for improvement, and why does this matter? The Future of Religious Freedom addresses these critical questions by assembling in one volume some of the best forward-thinkingand empirical research on religious liberty, international legal trends, and societal dynamics. Top scholars from law, political science, diplomacy, sociology, and religion explore the status, value, and challenges of religious liberty around the world - with illustrations from a wide range ofhistorical situations, contemporary contexts, and constitutional regimes. With a thematic focus on the nature of religious markets and statecraft, the book surveys conditions in different regions, from the Muslim arc to Asia to Eastern Europe. It probes dynamics in both established and emerging democracies. It features up-to-date treatments of such pivotal nations asChina, Russia, and Turkey, as well as illuminating new threats to conscience and religious autonomy in the United States and in kin countries of the English speaking world. Finally, it demonstrates the vital contribution of religious freedom to inter-religious harmony, thriving societies, and globalsecurity, and applies these findings to the momentous issue of advancing freedom and democracy in Islamic cultures.

Pricing and Purchase Info

$37.50

Ships within 1-3 weeks
Ships free on orders over $25

From the Publisher

What is the status of religious freedom in the world today? What barriers does it face? What are the realistic prospects for improvement, and why does this matter? The Future of Religious Freedom addresses these critical questions by assembling in one volume some of the best forward-thinkingand empirical research on religious liberty...

Allen D. Hertzke is Presidential Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.68 inPublished:January 10, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199930910

ISBN - 13:9780199930913

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of The Future of Religious Freedom: Global Challenges

Reviews

Extra Content

Table of Contents

Allen D. Hertzke: Introduction: Advancing the "First Freedom" in the 21st CenturyThe Status of Religious Freedom1. W. Cole Durham, Jr., Matthew K. Richards, and Donlu D. Thayer: The Status of and Threats to International Law on Freedom of Religion or Belief2. Angela Wu Howard: Leveraging Legal Protection for Religious Liberty3. Brian J. Grim: Restrictions on Religion in the World: Measures and ImplicationsReligious Markets, Pluralism, and the State4. Anthony Gill: Religious Pluralism, Political Incentives, and the Origins of Religious Liberty5. Oligopoly Dynamics and the Triple Religious Markets in China: Oligopoly Dynamics and the Triple Religious Markets in China6. Roman Lunkin: The Status of and Challenges to Religious Freedom in RussiaChurch-State Challenges in Democratic States7. Jonathan Luxmoore: From Solidarity to Freedom: The Mixed Fortunes of Churches in Post-Communist Eastern Europe8. Silvio Ferrari: Models of State-Religion Relations in Western Europe9. Gerard V. Bradley: Emerging Challenges to Religious Freedom in America and Other English-Speaking CountriesConstitutional Models, Law, and Islamic Experience10. Ahmet T. Kuru: Assertive and Passive Secularism: State Neutrality, Religious Demography, and the Muslim Minority in the United States11. Binnaz Toprak: Identity, Social Repression, and Public Policy: A Case Study of Anatolian Towns12. Talip Kucukcan: Are Muslim Democrats a Threat to Secularism and Freedom of Religion? The Turkish Case13. Recep Sentrk: Human Rights in Islamic Jurisprudence: Why Should All Human Beings Be Inviolable?Religious Freedom, Global Security, and Diplomacy14. Chris Seiple and Dennis R. Hoover: Religious Freedom and Global Security15. Thomas F. Farr: Religious Freedom and International Diplomacy