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Beyond Religious Freedom: The New Global Politics of Religion

Elizabeth Shakman Hurd


In recent years, North American and European nations have sought to legally remake religion in other countries through an unprecedented array of international initiatives. Policymakers have rallied around the notion that the fostering of religious freedom, interfaith dialogue, religious tolerance, and protections for religious minorities are the keys to combating persecution and discrimination. This book argues that these initiatives create the very social tensions and divisions they are meant to overcome. It looks at three critical channels of state-sponsored intervention: international relig ... More

Keywords: religious freedom, interfaith dialogue, religious tolerance, religious minorities, religious protection, religious persecution, religious discrimination, social tension, international law, development assistance

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780691166094
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691166094.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Elizabeth Shakman Hurd, author
Northwestern University