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Conclusion: Whither Religious Freedom?

Thomas F. Farr

in World of Faith and Freedom: Why International Religious Liberty Is Vital to American National Security

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195179958
eISBN:
9780199869749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179958.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The book ends with a brief story that revisits major themes of the book: the secularistic culture at the Department of State and its aversion to thinking about religion; the threat to the American ... More


World of Faith and Freedom: Why International Religious Liberty Is Vital to American National Security

Thomas F. Farr

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195179958
eISBN:
9780199869749
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179958.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The global resurgence of public religion has major implications for America's vital interests abroad and its security at home. The 1979 Shiite revolution in Iran, the Catholic contribution to the ... More


The Janus-Faced Relation of Religious Actors and Human Security: Islamic and Secular Values in Turkey

Murat Somer

in Religion and Human Security: A Global Perspective

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199827732
eISBN:
9780199950553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827732.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter underlines the Janus-faced nature of religious nonstate actors' involvement in the provision and protection of human welfare, rights, and freedoms. In doing so, it draws on a critical ... More


Religious Actors as an Analytical Category

Ioana Cismas

in Religious Actors and International Law

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780198712824
eISBN:
9780191781186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198712824.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter clarifies key concepts of the book. It explains the heuristic function of an analytical category, and the utility of employing religious actors as an analytical device. It then defines ... More


Religion and Reason: A New Institutionalist Perspective

Masooda Bano

in The Rational Believer: Choices and Decisions in the Madrasas of Pakistan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450440
eISBN:
9780801463860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450440.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter provides an overview of the book's key themes and arguments. The book develops a detailed account of the decision-making processes of the religious actor, with a focus on the madrasas of ... More


What Religion Offers for the Politics of Transitional Justice

Daniel Philpott

in Rethinking Religion and World Affairs

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199827978
eISBN:
9780199933020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827978.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Over the past generation, a global wave of countries have undertaken what has come to be known as transitional justice—efforts to address the injustices of a past period of civil war, genocide, or ... More


Religious Actors and International Law

Ioana Cismas

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780198712824
eISBN:
9780191781186
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198712824.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Human Rights and Immigration

When Lubna Hussein was charged alongside twelve other women of committing the ‘indecent act’ of wearing trousers in public—punishable with flogging—the Sudanese authorities relied on Islam for ... More


Logic of Adaptive Preference: Islam and Western Feminism

Masooda Bano

in The Rational Believer: Choices and Decisions in the Madrasas of Pakistan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450440
eISBN:
9780801463860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450440.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter explores the factors that help rational actors sustain religious conviction over time. It does so by studying the rapid growth of female madrasas in Pakistan. Until the late 1970s, the ... More


Women, Politics, and Religion

Margaret Bendroth

in Religion and American Politics: From the Colonial Period to the Present

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195317145
eISBN:
9780199851386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195317145.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter explores how the emergence of women as voters—which did not happen nationally until 1920—has intersected with the importance of women as religious actors. Its sensitive account of ... More


Early Meiji Buddhism and the Shintoist Challenge

Hans Martin Krämer

in Shimaji Mokurai and the Reconception of Religion and the Secular in Modern Japan

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824851538
eISBN:
9780824868079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824851538.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter looks at the events of the early 1870s, which provide the context for the modern Japanese word for “religion,” shūkyō. The first element of the new term, shū, was in fact the most ... More


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