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Law, Religious Freedoms and Education in Europe

Law, Religious Freedoms and Education in Europe

1st Edition

Myriam Hunter-Henin
November 15, 2016

This collection considers how contemporary cultural and religious diversity challenges and redefines national constitutional and legal frameworks and concepts, within the context of education. It offers a critical reflection on the extent and meanings given to religious freedom in education across...

The Challenges of Justice in Diverse Societies: Constitutionalism and Pluralism

The Challenges of Justice in Diverse Societies: Constitutionalism and Pluralism

1st Edition

Meena K. Bhamra
October 17, 2016

In the urgency to respond to the challenges posed by diversity in contemporary societies, the discussion of normative foundations is often overlooked. This book takes that important first step, and offers new ways of thinking about diversity. Its contribution to an ongoing dialogue in this field...

Law and Religion in the 21st Century: Relations between States and Religious Communities

Law and Religion in the 21st Century: Relations between States and Religious Communities

1st Edition

Rinaldo Cristofori, Silvio Ferrari
October 17, 2016

This book brings together leading international scholars of law and religion to provide an overview of current issues in State-religion relations. The first part of the collection offers a picture of recent developments in key countries and regions. The second part is focused on Europe and, in...

The Challenge of Legal Pluralism: Local dispute settlement and the Indian-state relationship in Ecuador

The Challenge of Legal Pluralism: Local dispute settlement and the Indian-state relationship in Ecuador

1st Edition

Marc Simon Thomas
September 19, 2016

Within the Latin American context, legal pluralism is often depicted as a dichotomy between customary law and national law. In addition, the use of customary law alongside national law is frequently portrayed as a vehicle of resistance. This book argues that, because ordinary Indians are not...

State and Legal Practice in the Caucasus: Anthropological Perspectives on Law and Politics

State and Legal Practice in the Caucasus: Anthropological Perspectives on Law and Politics

1st Edition

Stéphane Voell, Iwona Kaliszewska
February 28, 2015

Legal pluralism and the experience of the state in the Caucasus are at the centre of this edited volume. This is a region affected by a multitude of legal orders and the book describes social action and governance in the light of this, and considers how conceptions of order are enforced, used,...

Between Cultural Diversity and Common Heritage: Legal and Religious Perspectives on the Sacred Places of the Mediterranean

Between Cultural Diversity and Common Heritage: Legal and Religious Perspectives on the Sacred Places of the Mediterranean

1st Edition

Silvio Ferrari, Andrea Benzo
July 16, 2014

Going beyond the more usual focus on Jerusalem as a sacred place, this book presents legal perspectives on the most important sacred places of the Mediterranean. The first part of the book discusses the notion of sacred places in anthropological, sociological and legal studies and provides an...

Legal Reform and Business Contracts in Developing Economies: Trust, Culture, and Law in Dakar

Legal Reform and Business Contracts in Developing Economies: Trust, Culture, and Law in Dakar

1st Edition

Julie Paquin
February 11, 2013

This book examines the prospects for business law reform to drive economic development in developing countries. It argues that, despite statements to the contrary, cultural factors and other local conditions in developing countries are not properly taken into account in current business law reform...

Judging in the Islamic, Jewish and Zoroastrian Legal Traditions: A Comparison of Theory and Practice

Judging in the Islamic, Jewish and Zoroastrian Legal Traditions: A Comparison of Theory and Practice

1st Edition

Janos Jany
June 21, 2012

This book presents a comparative analysis of the judiciary in the Islamic, Jewish and Zoroastrian legal systems. It compares postulations of legal theory to legal practice in order to show that social practice can diverge significantly from religious and legal principles. It thus provides a greater...

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