Politics of religious freedom

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Full title: Politics of religious freedom / Winnifred Fallers Sullivan, Elizabeth Shakman Hurd, and Saba Mahmood.
Other authors: Sullivan, Winnifred Fallers, 1950- (Editor)
Hurd, Elizabeth Shakman, 1970- (Editor)
Mahmood, Saba, 1962- (Editor)
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Summary: In a remarkably short period of time, the realisation of religious freedom has achieved broad consensus as an indispensable condition for peace. Faced with widespread reports of religious persecution, public and private actors around the world have responded with laws and policies designed to promote freedom of religion. But what precisely is being promoted? What are the cultural and epistemological assumptions underlying this response, and what forms of politics are enabled in the process? The fruits of the three-year Politics of Religious Freedom research project, the contributions to this volume unsettle the assumption, ubiquitous in policy circles, that religious freedom is a singular achievement, an easily understood state of affairs, and that the problem lies in its incomplete accomplishment.
Other authors: Sullivan, Winnifred Fallers, 1950- (Editor), Hurd, Elizabeth Shakman, 1970- (Editor), Mahmood, Saba, 1962- (Editor)
Language: English
Published: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2016.
Classmark: 323.442
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Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN: 9780226248646 (ebook) :