Regulating religion in Asia : norms, modes, and challenges
- edited by Jaclyn L. Neo, Arif A. Jamal, Daniel P.S. Goh.
- Cambridge ; New York ; Port Melbourne ; New Delhi ; Singapore : Cambridge University Press, 2019.
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- xv, 325 pages ; 24 cm
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Introduction: Regulating religion in Asia
- Regulatory markers / Arif A. Jamal
- Conceptualizing the regulation of religion : a preliminary framework for inquiry / Jaclyn L. Neo
- The role of authority and sanctity in state-religion conflicts / Shai Wozner and Gilad Abiri
- Jurisdictional versus official control : regulating the Buddhist saṅgha in South and Southeast Asia / Benjamin Schontal
- Defining and regulating religion in early independent Indonesia / Kevin W. Fogg
- Principled pluralism, relational constitutionalism and regulating religion within Singapore's secular democratic model / Thio Li-ann
- Legal regulation of religion in Vietnam / Bui Ngoc Son
- Regulating Buddhism in Myanmar : the case of deviant Buddhist sects / Nyi Nyi Kyaw
- The bureaucratization of religious education in the Islamic Republic of Iran / Mirjam Kunkler
- Managing religious competition in China : regulating provisions of charitable activities by religious organizations / Jianlin Chen and Loveday J. Liu
- Regulating religion through administrative law : religious conversion in Malaysia beyond fundamental rights / Matthew Nelson and Dian Shah
- Legal pluralism, patronage secularism and the challenge of prophetic Christianity in Singapore / Daniel Goh
- Equality in secularism : contemporary debates on social stratification and the Indian constitution / M. Mohsin Alam Bhat
- Regulating the state and the hawza : legal pluralism and the ironies of Shi'i law / Haider Ala Hamoudi.
- Publisher's summary
In recent years, law and religion scholarship has increasingly emphasized the need to study the interaction of legal and religious ideas and institutions, norms and practices. The overall question that this scholarship explores may be stated as follows: how do legal and religious ideas and institutions, methods and mechanisms, beliefs and believers influence each other, for better and for worse, in the past, present and future? This volume engages this area of scholarship by examining how law regulates religion, and how religion responds to such regulations. It examines underlying norms influencing state regulation of religion, and challenges emerging from such regulation. Importantly, this volume will go beyond the conventional enquiries that draw upon the Anglo-European approaches and experiences, and emphasize instead Asian perspectives in order to expand and build upon existing understandings about the complex relationship between law and religion.
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- "Most of the chapters in this volume were presented at a conference entitled 'Regulating Religion: Normativity and Change at the Intersection of Law and Religion' which was held at the Faculty of Law of the National University of Singapore (NUS Law) on 14 and 15 December 2015"--Page xiii.
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- 1108416179 (hardcover)
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