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  • Women and Leadership in Islamic Law

    A Critical Analysis of Classical Legal Texts

    By David S Jalajel

    Islamic law has traditionally prohibited women from being prayer leaders and heads of state. A small number of Muslims today are beginning to challenge this stance, but they face considerable opposition from the broader Muslim community. ‘Women and Leadership in Islamic Law’ examines the…

    Hardback – 2016-11-03 
    Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

  • Multireligious Society

    Dealing with Religious Diversity in Theory and Practice

    Edited by Francisco Colom Gonzalez, Gianni D'Amato

    With the theory of secularization increasingly contested as a plausible development at a global scale, this book focuses on the changing significance of the religious element within a context of complex diversity. This concept reflects the rationale behind the deep transformations that have taken…

    Hardback – 2016-10-24 

  • Religious Expression in the Workplace and the Contested Role of Law

    By Andrew Hambler

    The workplace is a key forum in which the issue of religion and its position in the public sphere is under debate. Desires to observe and express religious beliefs in the workplace can introduce conflict between employees and employers. This book addresses the role the law plays in the resolution…

    Paperback – 2016-10-11 
    Law and Religion

  • Public Commissions on Cultural and Religious Diversity. Volume I

    Comparisons, Challenges and Impact

    By Solange Lefebvre, Patrice Brodeur

    The question of how to manage cultural and religious diversity has found expression in several countries through the creation of government-initiated public commissions. These commissions have produced carefully written reports on the contexts and challenges regarding national identity and the…

    Hardback – 2016-09-28 

  • 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 seven North African and Middle Eastern countries, namely Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, Turkey, Jordan, and Palestine. In particular, the book, with an interdisciplinary approach, investigates the…

    Hardback – 2016-09-06 
    ICLARS Series on Law and Religion

  • Negotiating Religion

    Cross-disciplinary perspectives

    Edited by Francois Guesnet, Cecile Laborde, Lois Lee

    Negotiating religious diversity, as well as negotiating different forms and degrees of commitment to religious belief and identity, constitutes a major challenge for all societies. Recent developments such as the ‘de-secularisation’ of the world, the transformation and globalisation of religion and…

    Hardback – 2016-08-30 

  • Religion, Pluralism, and Reconciling Difference

    By W. Cole Durham, Donlu Thayer

    Religion, Pluralism, and Reconciling Difference brings together vital and thoughtful contributions treating aspects of mounting worldwide tensions concerning the relationship between religious diversity and social harmony. Religious pluralism can contribute to tensions in employment, media coverage…

    Hardback – 2016-08-28 
    ICLARS Series on Law and Religion

  • The World Ayahuasca Diaspora

    Reinventions and Controversies

    Edited by Beatriz Caiuby Labate, Clancy Cavnar, Alex K. Gearin

    Ayahuasca is a psychoactive substance that has long been associated with indigenous Amazonian shamanic practices. The recent rise of the drink’s visibility in the media and popular culture, and its rapidly advancing inroads into international awareness, mean that the field of ayahuasca is quickly…

    Hardback – 2016-08-16 
    Vitality of Indigenous Religions

  • The Angola Prison Seminary

    Effects of Faith-Based Ministry on Identity Transformation, Desistance, and Rehabilitation

    By Michael Hallett, Joshua Hays, Byron R. Johnson, Sung Joon Jang, Grant Duwe

    Corrections officials faced with rising populations and shrinking budgets have increasingly welcomed "faith-based" providers offering services at no cost to help meet the needs of inmates. Drawing from three years of on-site research, this book utilizes survey analysis along with life-history…

    Hardback – 2016-08-03 
    Routledge Innovations in Corrections

  • Accommodating Muslims under Common Law

    A Comparative Analysis

    By Salim Farrar, Ghena Krayem

    The book explores the relationship between Muslims, the Common Law and Shari?ah post-9/11. The book looks at the accommodation of Shari?ah Law within Western Common Law legal traditions and the role of the judiciary, in particular, in drawing boundaries for secular democratic states with Muslim…

    Hardback – 2016-07-25

  • 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
    ICLARS Series on Law and Religion

  • Shari?a in the Secular State

    Evolving Meanings of Islamic Jurisprudence in Turkey

    By Russell Powell

    Words in both law and religion can shape power relationships and are often highly disputed. Shari?a lies within the overlap of these two spheres and provides a unique subject for the study of meaning in that liminal space. This book contributes important insights related to Islamic jurisprudence…

    Hardback – 2016-06-20
    Law, Language and Communication

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