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  • State and Religion

    The Australian Story

    By Renae Barker

    With its increasingly secular and religiously diverse population Australia faces many challenges in determining how the state and religion should interact. Australia is not unique in facing these challenges. States worldwide, including common law countries with shared legal and religious heritages,…

    Hardback – 2018-08-14 
    Routledge
    Law and Religion

  • The Genealogy of Terror

    How to Distinguish between Islam, Islamism and Islamist Extremism

    By Matthew L. N. Wilkinson

    In the first two decades of the twenty-first century, the events of 9/11, 7/7, the War on Terror and the Caliphate and atrocities of the so-called Islamic State have dominated Western consciousness and wreaked havoc in parts of the Muslim-majority world. In their wake, a spate of books has been…

    Hardback – 2018-07-11 
    Routledge
    Law and Religion

  • Normative Pluralism and Human Rights

    Social Normativities in Conflict

    Edited by Kyriaki Topidi

    The complex legal situations arising from the coexistence of international law, state law, social and religious norms in different parts of the world often include scenarios of conflict between them. These conflicting norms issued from different categories of ‘laws’ result in difficulties in…

    Hardback – 2018-06-19 
    Routledge
    Juris Diversitas

  • Public Commissions on Cultural and Religious Diversity

    National Narratives, Multiple Identities and Minorities

    Edited by Katayoun Alidadi, Marie-Claire Foblets

    In several Western countries, expert commissions composed of academics, public figures, politicians and community organisers, have been established by governments or civil society to reflect on the changes and challenges of an increasingly plural society. Commission recommendations on how to ‘…

    Hardback – 2018-06-18 
    Routledge

  • Atheist Exceptionalism

    Atheism, Religion, and the United States Supreme Court

    By Ethan G. 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 – 2018-06-04 
    Routledge
    ICLARS Series on Law and Religion

  • Religion and the Public Sphere

    New Conversations

    Edited by James Walters, Esther Kersley

    Religion and the Public Sphere: New Conversations explores the changing contribution of religion to public life today. Bringing together a diverse group of preeminent scholars on religion, each chapter explores an aspect of religion in the public realm, from law, liberalism, the environment and…

    Paperback – 2018-05-08 
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2018-04-04 
    Routledge
    ICLARS Series on Law and Religion

  • Kosher and Halal Business Compliance

    By John Lever, Johan Fischer

    Within the last two decades or so, kosher and halal markets have become global in scope and states, manufacturers, restaurants, shops, certifiers and consumers around the world are faced with ever stricter and more complex kosher and halal requirements – most clearly exemplified by Muslim and…

    Hardback – 2018-03-30 
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2018-03-09 
    Routledge
    ICLARS Series on Law and Religion

  • The Expanding World Ayahuasca Diaspora

    Appropriation, Integration and Legislation

    Edited by Beatriz Caiuby Labate, Clancy Cavnar

    During its expansion from the Amazon jungle to Western societies, ayahuasca use has encountered different legal and cultural responses. Following on from the earlier edited collection, The Expanding World Ayahuasca Diaspora continues to explore how certain alternative global religious groups,…

    Hardback – 2018-02-23
    Routledge
    Vitality of Indigenous Religions

  • Minority Religions and Fraud

    In Good Faith

    Edited by Amanda van Eck Duymaer van Twist

    Analysing both fraud and religion as social constructs with different functions and meanings attributed to them, this book raises issues that are central to debates about the limits of religious toleration in diverse societies, and the possible harm (as well as benefits) that religious…

    Paperback – 2018-02-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Inform Series on Minority Religions and Spiritual Movements

  • Legal Cases, New Religious Movements, and Minority Faiths

    Edited by James T. Richardson, François Bellanger

    New religious movements (NRMs) and other minority faiths have regularly been the focus of legal cases around the world in recent decades. This is the first book to focus on important aspects of the relationship of smaller faiths to the societies in which they function by using specific legal cases…

    Paperback – 2018-02-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Inform Series on Minority Religions and Spiritual Movements

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