Regulating Religion: Case Studies from Around the Globe

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James T. Richardson
Springer Science & Business Media, 2004 - 578 páginas
Regulation of minority faiths varies greatly around the globe, with some countries allowing them considerable freedom to exist, recruit new members, raise money, and use public facilities. Other societies are more closed to the presence of such groups, either native or foreign. The pattern of reactions to minority religious movements is not easily explained by reference to usual terms. Knowledge of historical factors in the various countries, coupled with a use of selected theories from sociology of religion and sociology of law, can assist understanding of the situation in various countries. Explicating these complex relationships is the challenge of this volume. Regulating Religion: Case Studies from Around the Globe presents, through the inclusion of contributions by international scholars, a global examination of how a number of contemporary societies are regulating religious groups. It focuses on legal efforts to exert social control over such groups, especially through court cases, but also with selected major legislative attempts to regulate them. As such, this analysis falls within the broad area of the sociology of social control and more specifically, legal social control, a topic of great interest when studying how contemporary societies attempt to maintain social order. The factual details about social and legal developments in societies where religion has been defined as problematic include Western and Eastern Europe, Asia, Oceania, and the Americ
 

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Regulating Religion A Sociological and Historical Introduction
1
SPECIAL PROBLEM AREAS IN WESTERN EUROPE
23
Laïcité Dystopia and the Reaction to New Religious Movements in France
27
AntiCultism in the French Parliament Desperate Last Stand or an Opportune Leap Forward? A Critical Analysis of the 12 June 2001 Act
41
Is There a Unique French Policy of Cults? A European Perspective
53
Holy Mountains and AntiCult Ecology The Campaign against the Aumist Religion in France
73
The German Enquete Commission on Sects Political Conflicts and Compromises
85
Germanys Islamic Minority Some Remarks on Historical and Legal Developments
103
Freedom of Religion and Minority Religions in Hungary
279
Law and Religion in the Czech Republic Recent Developments
295
Religion and Society in Tension in Croatia Social and Legal Status of Religious Communities
299
Religion and Law in Uzbekistan Renaissance and Repression in an Authoritarian Context
319
AUSTRALIA INDIA AND THE FAR EAST
331
Social Justice Issues in the Management of Religious Diversity in Australia
333
The Rehabilitation and Regulation of Religion in Singapore
343
Cult Controversies and Legal Developments Concerning New Religions in Japan and China
359

Belgiums AntiSect Policy
113
Pseudoscience versus Minority Religions An Evaluation of the Brainwashing Theories of JeanMarie Abgrall
127
Brainwashing Theories in European Parliamentary and Administrative Reports on Cults and Sects
151
The Twelve Tribes Messianic Communities the AntiCult Movement and Governmental Response
179
MORE TOLERANT EUROPEAN COUNTRIES
201
New Religions in the Republic of Italy
203
Foredoomed to Failure The AntiCult Movement in the Netherlands
213
Regulating New Religions in Denmark
221
Social Justice and Minority Religions in Prison The Case of England and Wales
237
FORMER COMMUNIST COUNTRIES AND THE TREATMENT OF MINORITY RELIGIONS
243
Legal Regulation of Religions in Russia New Developments
247
New Religious Movements and the State in Poland
259
AntiCult Movements and Governmental Reports on Sects and Cults The Case of Poland
267
Religion Law and Minorities in India Problems with Judicial Regulation
381
NORTH AND SOUTH AMERICA
415
Public Management of Religious Diversity in Canada Development of Technocratic Pluralism
419
The Legal Situation of Religious Minorities in Mexico The Current Situation Problems and Conflicts
441
Cult Controversies and Government Control of New Religious Movements in Argentina 19852002
453
State and Federal Cooperation in Regulating New Religions Oregon versus the Bhagwan Rajneesh
477
Mundane Materialism Economic Survival and Theological Evolution within Jesus Movement Groups
491
Medicalization and Regulation of Deviant Religions An Application of Conrad and Schneiders Model
507
Religious Regulation and the Courts The Judiciarys Changing Role in Protecting Minority Religions from Majoritarian Rule
535
About the Editor
555
Index
557
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