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  • Constitutionalism, Democracy and Religious Freedom

    To be Fully Human

    By Hans-Martien ten Napel

    In both Europe and North America it can be argued that the associational and institutional dimensions of the right to freedom of religion or belief are increasingly coming under pressure. This book demonstrates why a more classical understanding of the idea of a liberal democracy can allow for…

    Hardback – 2017-05-12 
    Routledge
    Law and Religion

  • Public Commissions on Cultural and Religious Diversity. Volume I

    Comparisons, Challenges and Impact

    Edited by Solange Lefebvre, Patrice Brodeur

    Due to growing negative perceptions about relations between historically entrenched, dominant populations and various minority groups, issues relating to the need to better manage cultural and religious diversity have been intensifying in many countries. These negative perceptions have recently led…

    Hardback – 2017-05-02 
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2017-03-13 
    Routledge
    ICLARS Series on Law and Religion

  • Muslim Families, Politics and the Law

    A Legal Industry in Multicultural Britain

    By Ralph Grillo

    Contemporary European societies are multi-ethnic and multi-cultural, certainly in terms of the diversity which has stemmed from the immigration of workers and refugees and their settlement. Currently, however, there is widespread, often acrimonious, debate about ’other’ cultural and religious…

    Paperback – 2017-02-03
    Routledge
    Cultural Diversity and Law

  • The Collective Dimension of Freedom of Religion

    A Case Study on Turkey

    By Mine Yıldırım

    The right to freedom of religion or belief, as enshrined in international human rights documents, is unique in its formulation in that it provides protection for the enjoyment of the rights "in community with others". This book explores the notion of the collective dimension of freedom of religion…

    Hardback – 2017-01-24
    Routledge
    Law and Religion

  • Mixed Legal Systems, East and West

    By Vernon Valentine Palmer, Mohamed Y. Mattar

    Advancing legal scholarship in the area of mixed legal systems, as well as comparative law more generally, this book expands the comparative study of the world’s legal families to those of jurisdictions containing not only mixtures of common and civil law, but also to those mixing Islamic and/or…

    Paperback – 2017-01-09
    Routledge
    Juris Diversitas

  • Muslim Family Law in Western Courts

    Edited by Elisa Giunchi

    This book focuses on Islamic family law as interpreted and applied by judges in Europe, Australia and North America. It uses court transcriptions and observations to discuss how the most contentious marriage-related issues - consent and age of spouses, dower, polygamy, and divorce - are adjudicated…

    Paperback – 2016-12-14
    Routledge
    Durham Modern Middle East and Islamic World Series

  • Foucault, Buddhism and Disciplinary Rules

    By Malcolm Voyce

    This book suggests that previous critiques of the rules of Buddhist monks (Vinaya) may now be reconsidered in order to deal with some of the assumptions concerning the legal nature of these rules and to provide a focus on how Vinaya texts may have actually operated in practice. Malcolm Voyce…

    Hardback – 2016-12-12
    Routledge

  • Human Rights and Disability

    Interdisciplinary Perspectives

    Edited by John-Stewart Gordon, Johann-Christian Põder, Holger Burckhart

    The formerly established medically-based idea of disability, with its charity-based approach to treatment and services, is being replaced by a human rights-based approach in which people with impairments are no longer considered medical problems, totally dependent on the beneficence of non-impaired…

    Hardback – 2016-12-07
    Routledge

  • Islamic Law in Europe?

    Legal Pluralism and its Limits in European Family Laws

    By Andrea Büchler

    Cultural and religious identity and family law are inter-related in a number of ways and raise various complex issues. European legal systems have taken various approaches to meeting these challenges. This book examines this complexity and indicates areas in which conflicts may arise by analysing…

    Paperback – 2016-11-28
    Routledge

  • Law, Liberty and Church

    Authority and Justice in the Major Churches in England

    By Gordon Arthur

    Law, Liberty and Church examines the presuppositions that underlie authority in the five largest Churches in England - the Church of England, the Roman Catholic Church, the Methodist Church, the United Reformed Church and the Baptist Union. Examining what has influenced their development, and how…

    Paperback – 2016-11-28
    Routledge
    Routledge New Critical Thinking in Religion, Theology and Biblical Studies

  • Islam, Europe and Emerging Legal Issues

    By W. Cole Durham, Rik Torfs

    Edited by David M. Kirkham

    Islam, Europe and Emerging Legal Issues brings together vital analysis of the challenges that Europe poses for an expanding Islam and that Islam poses for Europe, within their ever-evolving religious, legal, and social environments. This book gathers some of the best thinking on Islam and the law…

    Paperback – 2016-11-25
    Routledge

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