Critical Issues in Social Justice

Regulating Religion

Case Studies from Around the Globe

Editors: Richardson, James T. (Ed.)

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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 Americas.

This book will be of interest to researchers and students in the sociology of religion, the sociology of law, social policy, and religious studies as well as policy makers.

Table of contents (33 chapters)

  • Regulating Religion

    Richardson, James T.

    Pages 1-22

  • ‘Laïcité,’ ‘Dystopia,’ and the Reaction to New Religious Movements in France

    Beckford, James A.

    Pages 27-40

  • Anti-Cultism in the French Parliament

    Duvert, Cyrille

    Pages 41-52

  • Is There a Unique French Policy of Cults?

    Luca, Nathalie

    Pages 53-72

  • Holy Mountains and Anti-Cult Ecology

    Introvigne, Massimo

    Pages 73-83

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Regulating Religion
Book Subtitle
Case Studies from Around the Globe
Editors
  • James T. Richardson
Series Title
Critical Issues in Social Justice
Copyright
2004
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-9094-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-9094-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-306-47886-4
Softcover ISBN
978-0-306-47887-1
Series ISSN
1572-1906
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 578
Topics