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The Future of Religious Freedom: Global Challenges

Allen D. Hertzke


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? This book addresses these critical questions by assembling in one volume some of the best forward thinking and empirical research on religious liberty, international legal trends, and societal dynamics. Chapters explore the status, value, and challenges of religious liberty around the world—with illustrations from a wide range of historical situations, contemporary contexts, and constitutional regimes. With a thematic focus on the n ... More

Keywords: religious freedom, comparative constitutionalism, global security, international Law, human rights, religious markets, religion and democracy, religion in China, Islam and the Turkish case, status of religious rights

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Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199930890
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199930890.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Allen D. Hertzke, editor
University of Oklahoma

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Allen D. Hertzke

Part One The Status of Religious Freedom

1 The Status of and Threats to International Law on Freedom of Religion or Belief

W. Cole Durham Jr., Matthew K. Richards, and Donlu D. Thayer

Part Two Religious Markets, Pluralism, and the State

Part Three Church-State Challenges in Democratic States

7 From Solidarity to Freedom

Jonathan Luxmoore

Part Four Constitutional Models, Law, and the Islamic Experience

Part Five Religious Freedom, Global Security, and Diplomacy

14 Religious Freedom and Global Security

Chris Seiple and Dennis R. Hoover

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