06 December 2010

NOTICE: Ferrari and Cristofori on Law and Religion in the 21st Century

Ashgate has published S Ferrari and R Cristofori (eds), Law and religion in the 21st century: relations between states and religious communities (2010).

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 particular, on the Nordic States and the post-communist countries where State-religion systems have undergone most profound change. The third and final part is devoted to four issues that are currently debated all over the world: the relations between freedom of expression and freedom of religion; proselytism and the right to change religion; the religious symbols; and the legal status of Islam in Europe and Canada.
The work will be a valuable resource for academics, students and policy-makers with an interest in the interaction between law and religion.

The contents include:
  • A perspective from the sociology of religion, Grace Davie
  • State and religion in South Africa: open issues and recent developments, Lourens M. du Plessis
  • States and religions in West Africa: problems and perspectives, Fatou Kiné Camara
  • Religious communities and the state in modern India, Tahir Mahmood
  • State and religion in Japan. Yasukuni Shrine as a case study, Hiroaki Kobayashi
  • Religion and the state in the United States at the turn of the 21st century, W. Cole Durham Jr and Robert T. Smith
  • Religions and law: current challenges in Latin America, Juan Navarro Floria
  • State and religion in Europe, Giuseppe Casuscelli
  • States and religions in post-Communist Europe, Giovanni Barberini
  • The recent developments of church-state relations in Central Europe, Balázs Schanda
  • Church and state relations in the Czech Republic and in Slovakia, Antonello De Oto
  • States and churches in Northern Europe: achieving freedom and equality through establishment, Marco Ventura
  • Not even believing in belonging: states and churches in 5 North-European (post) Lutheran countries, Lisbet Christoffersen
  • Church and state in the United Kingdom: anachronism or microcosm, Mark Hill
  • Protection against religious hatred under the United Nations ICCPR and the European Convention system, Jeroen Temperman
  • Religious freedom and freedom of expression in France, Blandine Chélini-Pont
  • Limits and Guarantees of a Debated Right: Proselytism and the right to change religion, Asher Moaz
  • Proselytism and the right to change religion in Islam, Roberta Aluffi Beck-Peccoz
  • Proselytism and the right to change religion in Israel, Aviad Hacohen
  • Proselytism and the right to change religion: the Romanian debate, Nicolae V. Dura
  • Religious symbols: an introduction, Malcolm D. Evans
  • Religious symbols between forum internum and forum externum, Peter Petkoff
  • A brief introduction on the religious symbols debate in Italy and the United States, Adelaide Madera
  • The European Court of Human Rights on religious symbols in public institutions – a comparative perspective: maximum protection of the freedom of religion through judicial minimalism?, Hans Martien Th.D. ten Napel and Florian H.K. Theissen
  • Civil religion and religious symbols in public institutions in Russia, Elena Miroshnikova
  • The current debate on Islam, Mathias Rohe
  • Canadian Muslim women and resolution of family conflicts: an empirical qualitative study (2005–2007), Anne Saris and Jean-Mathieu Potvin
  • The implementation of the 1992 agreement in Spain, Carmen Garcimartín
  • Islam at the threshold, Andrea Pin
  • Conclusion, Silvio Ferrari

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