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ICLARS Series on Law and Religion

ICLARS Series on Law and Religion

The ICLARS Series on Law and Religion is designed to provide a forum for the rapidly expanding field of research in law and religion. The series is published in association with the International Consortium for Law and Religion Studies, an international network of scholars and experts of law and religion founded in 2007 with the aim of providing a place where information, data and opinions can easily be exchanged among members and made available to the broader scientific community (www.iclars.org). The series aims to become a primary source for students and scholars while presenting authors with a valuable means to reach a wide and growing readership.

The series editors are currently welcoming proposals for this new series on any matter falling under ‘law and religion’ widely defined. Collections arising from important conferences and events are welcome as well as monographs by both established names and new voices (including monographs based on doctoral dissertations). Also of interest are interdisciplinary works and studies of particular jurisdictions.

  • Religious Freedom and the Law

    Emerging contexts for freedom for and from Religion

    Edited by Brett Scharffs, Asher Maoz, Ashley Wooley

    This volume presents a timely analysis of some of the current controversies relating to freedom for religion and freedom from religion that have dominated headlines worldwide. The collection trains the lens closely on select issues and contexts to provide detailed snapshots of the ways in which…

    Hardback – 2018-05-15 
    Routledge
    ICLARS Series on Law and Religion

  • Atheist Exceptionalism

    Atheism, American Religion, and the United States Supreme Court

    By Ethan Quillen

    Due to its Constitution, and particularly to that Constitution's First Amendment, the relationship between religion and politics in the United States is rather unusual. This is especially the case concerning the manner with which religious terminology is defined via the discourse adopted by the…

    Hardback – 2018-04-15 
    Routledge
    ICLARS Series on Law and Religion

  • Religious Literacy, Law and History

    Perspectives on European Pluralist Societies

    Edited by Alberto Melloni, Francesca Cadeddu

    This book examines religious illiteracy in Europe. It seeks to understand religious illiteracy and its effects on the social and political milieu through the framing of the historical, institutional, religious, social, juridical and educational conditions within which it arises. Divided into four…

    Hardback – 2018-04-15 
    Routledge
    ICLARS Series on Law and Religion

  • Free Exercise of Religion and the United States Constitution

    The Supreme Court’s Challenge

    By Mark P. Strasser

    The United States is extremely diverse religiously and, not infrequently, individuals sincerely contend that they are unable to act in accord with law as a matter of conscience. The First Amendment to the United States Constitution protects the free exercise of religion and the United States…

    Hardback – 2018-04-06 
    Routledge
    ICLARS Series on Law and Religion

  • Religious Freedom and the Australian Constitution

    Origins and Future

    By Luke Beck

    This book examines the origins of Australia’s constitutional religious freedom provision. It explores, on the one hand, the political activities and motives of religious leaders seeking to give the Australian Constitution a religious character and, on the other, the political activities and…

    Hardback – 2018-04-06 
    Routledge
    ICLARS Series on Law and Religion

  • Islam, Law and the Modern State

    (Re)imagining Liberal Theory in Muslim Contexts

    By Arif Jamal

    Within the global phenomenon of the (re)emergence of religion into issues of public debate, one of the most salient issues confronting contemporary Muslim societies is how to relate the legal and political heritage that developed in pre-modern Islamic polities to the political order of the modern…

    Hardback – 2018-03-23 
    Routledge
    ICLARS Series on Law and Religion

  • Law and International Religious Freedom

    The Rise and Decline of the American Model

    By Pasquale Annicchino

    This book analyzes the promotion and protection of freedom of religion in the international arena with a particular focus on the role and influence of the US International Religious Freedom Act, 1998. It also investigates the impact of the IRFA on the legislation and policies of third countries and…

    Hardback – 2017-12-12 
    Routledge
    ICLARS Series on Law and Religion

  • Proportionality, Equality Laws, and Religion

    Conflicts in England, Canada, and the USA

    By Megan Pearson

    This book considers how the law should manage conflicts between the right of religious freedom and that of non-discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation. These disputes are often high-profile and frequently receive a lot of media attention and public debate. Starting from the basis that…

    Hardback – 2017-03-01
    Routledge
    ICLARS Series on Law and Religion

  • Islam and Women's Income

    Dowry and Law in Bangladesh

    By Farah Deeba Chowdhury

    This book examines the interrelationship between law, culture, patriarchy and religion in the context of contemporary Bangladesh. It explores the role of Islam in society and politics generally, and its influence on gender equality in particular. The work focuses on the situation of married women.…

    Hardback – 2016-12-12
    Routledge
    ICLARS Series on Law and Religion

  • Blasphemy, Islam and the State

    Pluralism and Liberalism in Indonesia

    By Stewart Fenwick

    This book draws on the work of Rawls to explore the interaction between faith, law and the right to religious freedom in post-Soeharto Indonesia, the world’s largest democracy after India and the United States.  It argues that enforcement of Islamic principles by the state is inconsistent with…

    Hardback – 2016-10-06
    Routledge
    ICLARS Series on Law and Religion

  • Religions and Constitutional Transitions in the Muslim Mediterranean

    The Pluralistic Moment

    Edited by Alessandro Ferrari, James Toronto

    This book investigates the role of Islam and religious freedom in the constitutional transitions of six North African and Middle Eastern countries, namely Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, Turkey, and Palestine. In particular, the book, with an interdisciplinary approach, investigates the role…

    Hardback – 2016-09-14
    Routledge
    ICLARS Series on Law and Religion

  • Religion as Empowerment

    Global legal perspectives

    Edited by Kyriaki Topidi, Lauren Fielder

    This volume shows how and why legal empowerment is important for those exercising their religious rights under various jurisdictions, in conditions of legal pluralism. At the same time, it also questions the thesis that as societies become more modern, they also become less religious. The authors…

    Hardback – 2016-06-24
    Routledge
    ICLARS Series on Law and Religion

  • Religion and Equality

    Law in Conflict

    Edited by W. Cole Durham, Jr., Donlu D Thayer

    This volume presents an analysis of controversial events and issues shaping a rapidly changing international legal, political, and social landscape. Leading scholars and experts in law, religious studies and international relations, thoughtfully consider issues and tensions arising in contemporary…

    Hardback – 2016-06-13
    Routledge
    ICLARS Series on Law and Religion

  • Church and State in Scotland

    Developing law

    By Francis Lyall

    The interaction of faith and the community is a fundamental of modern society. The first country to adopt Presbyterianism in its national church, Scotland adopted a system of church government, which is now in world-wide use. This book examines the development and current state of Scots law.…

    Hardback – 2016-05-20
    Routledge
    ICLARS Series on Law and Religion