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ICLARS Series on Law and Religion: ICLARS Series on Law and Religion


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The ICLARS Series on Law and Religion is designed to provide a forum for the rapidly expanding field of research in law and religion. The series is published in association with the International Consortium for Law and Religion Studies, an international network of scholars and experts of law and religion founded in 2007 with the aim of providing a place where information, data and opinions can easily be exchanged among members and made available to the broader scientific community (www.iclars.org). The series aims to become a primary source for students and scholars while presenting authors with a valuable means to reach a wide and growing readership.

The series editors are currently welcoming proposals for this new series on any matter falling under ‘law and religion’ widely defined. Collections arising from important conferences and events are welcome as well as monographs by both established names and new voices (including monographs based on doctoral dissertations). Also of interest are interdisciplinary works and studies of particular jurisdictions.

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Protecting the Religious Freedom of New Minorities in International Law

Protecting the Religious Freedom of New Minorities in International Law

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Fabienne Bretscher
December 05, 2019

This book examines the interpretation and application of the right to freedom of religion and belief of new minorities formed by recent migration by the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) and the United Nations Human Rights Committee (HRC).  New minorities are increasingly confronted with...

Religion, Law, Politics and the State in Africa: Applying Legal Pluralism in Ghana

Religion, Law, Politics and the State in Africa: Applying Legal Pluralism in Ghana

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Seth Tweneboah
October 25, 2019

Applying a legal pluralist framework, this study examines the complex interrelationships between religion, law, and politics in contemporary Ghana, a professedly secular state characterised by high levels of religiousity. It aims to explore legal, cultural and moral tensions created by overlapping...

Religious Rights within the Family: From Coerced Manifestation to Dispute Resolution in France, England and Hong Kong

Religious Rights within the Family: From Coerced Manifestation to Dispute Resolution in France, England and Hong Kong

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Esther Erlings
August 08, 2019

It is often asserted that ‘A family that prays together, stays together’. But what if a child no longer wishes to pray? This book analyses the law in relation to situations where parents force their children to manifest the parental religion. From thorough examination of international law it...

Regulating Religion: State Governance of Religious Institutions in South Africa

Regulating Religion: State Governance of Religious Institutions in South Africa

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Helena Van Coller
August 07, 2019

This book focuses on government regulation of religious institutions in South Africa. PART 1 explains the meaning of government regulation for religious communities by providing a brief overview of the relationship between church and state, the right to freedom of religion and the legal status of...

Proportionality, Equality Laws, and Religion: Conflicts in England, Canada, and the USA

Proportionality, Equality Laws, and Religion: Conflicts in England, Canada, and the USA

1st Edition

Megan Pearson
May 23, 2019

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...

Religious Literacy, Law and History: Perspectives on European Pluralist Societies

Religious Literacy, Law and History: Perspectives on European Pluralist Societies

1st Edition

Alberto Melloni, Francesca Cadeddu
December 13, 2018

The book profiles some of the macro and micro factors that have impact on European religious literacy. It seeks to understand religious illiteracy and its effects on the social and political milieu through the framing of the historical, institutional, religious, social, juridical and educational...

Religion, Pluralism, and Reconciling Difference

Religion, Pluralism, and Reconciling Difference

1st Edition

W. Cole Durham, Jr., Donlu D. Thayer
November 22, 2018

We live in an increasingly pluralized world. This sociological reality has become the irreversible destiny of humankind. Even once religiously homogeneous societies are becoming increasingly diverse. Religious freedom is modernity’s most profound if sometimes forgotten answer to the resulting...

Blasphemy, Islam and the State: Pluralism and Liberalism in Indonesia

Blasphemy, Islam and the State: Pluralism and Liberalism in Indonesia

1st Edition

Stewart Fenwick
August 14, 2018

This book draws on the work of Rawls to explore the interaction between faith, law and the right to religious freedom in post-Soeharto Indonesia, the world’s largest democracy after India and the United States.  It argues that enforcement of Islamic principles by the state is inconsistent with...

Religious Freedom and the Law: Emerging Contexts for Freedom for and from Religion

Religious Freedom and the Law: Emerging Contexts for Freedom for and from Religion

1st Edition

Brett G. Scharffs, Asher Maoz, Ashley Isaacson Woolley
August 06, 2018

This volume presents a timely analysis of some of the current controversies relating to freedom for religion and freedom from religion that have dominated headlines worldwide. The collection trains the lens closely on select issues and contexts to provide detailed snapshots of the ways in which...

Religions and Constitutional Transitions in the Muslim Mediterranean: The Pluralistic Moment

Religions and Constitutional Transitions in the Muslim Mediterranean: The Pluralistic Moment

1st Edition

Alessandro Ferrari, James Toronto
June 08, 2018

This book investigates the role of Islam and religious freedom in the constitutional transitions of six North African and Middle Eastern countries, namely Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, Turkey, and Palestine. In particular, the book, with an interdisciplinary approach, investigates the role...

Atheist Exceptionalism: Atheism, Religion, and the United States Supreme Court

Atheist Exceptionalism: Atheism, Religion, and the United States Supreme Court

1st Edition

Ethan G. Quillen
May 23, 2018

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...

Religion and Equality: Law in Conflict

Religion and Equality: Law in Conflict

1st Edition

W. Cole Durham, Jr., Donlu D Thayer
May 11, 2018

This volume presents an analysis of controversial events and issues shaping a rapidly changing international legal, political, and social landscape. Leading scholars and experts in law, religious studies and international relations, thoughtfully consider issues and tensions arising in contemporary...

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