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Boundaries of Religious Freedom: Regulating Religion in Diverse Societies

The Sociology of Shari’a: Case Studies from around the World

Editors: Possamai, Adam, Richardson, James T, Turner, Bryan S. (Eds.)

  • Presents a comparative analysis of the application of Shari’a in contrasting countries with Muslim minorities and majorities
  • Provides a global analysis of Shari’a and views Islamic law from a sociological perspective
  • Explores some ground-breaking perspectives on the sociology of Shari’a, such as the application of the the theories of Chambliss and Eisenstadt 
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About this book

This edited volume offers a collection of papers that present a comparative analysis of the development of Shari’a in countries with Muslim minorities, such as America, Australia, Germany, and Italy, as well as countries with Muslim majorities, such as Malaysia, Bangladesh, Turkey, and Tunisia.

The Sociology of Shari’a provides a global analysis of these important legal transformations and analyzesthe topic from a sociological perspective. It explores examples of non-Western countries that have a Muslim minority in their populations, including South Africa, China, Singapore, and the Philippines.

In addition, the third part of the book includes case studies that explore some ground-breaking theories on the sociology of Shari’a, such as the application of Black, Chambliss, and Eisenstein’s sociological perspectives.  

About the authors

Adam Possamai is Associate Professor in Sociology and is the current President of Research Committee 22 on the Sociology of Religion from the International Sociological Association. James T. Richardson, J.D., Ph.D. is Professor of Sociology and Judicial Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno and will be the President elect of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religions from October 2012. Bryan S. Turner is the Presidential Professor of Sociology and the Director of the Committee on Religion at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, and concurrently the Director of the Centre on Religion and Society at the University of Western Sydney.

Reviews

“Richardson and Turner may claim that sociological accounts of pluralism’s various forms constitute theories that help explain the shape and perhaps even the future course of such accommodations. … an excellent point of entry for any student of contemporary Islamic law and a helpful corrective for any who think that the way Islamic law has been working out in a country with which they are familiar is the way it must develop everywhere.” (Lawrence Rosen, Contemporary Islam, Vol. 10, 2016)


Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Introduction: Legal Pluralism and Shari’a

    Turner, Bryan S. (et al.)

    Pages 1-13

  • One State, Three Legal Systems: Social Cohesion in a Multi-ethnic and Multi-religious Malaysia

    Shamsul, A. B.

    Pages 17-30

  • Modern Law, Traditional ‘Shalish’ and Civil Society Activism in Bangladesh

    Khondker, Habibul Haque

    Pages 31-49

  • Semi-official Turkish Muslim Legal Pluralism: Encounters Between Secular Official Law and Unofficial Shari’a

    Yilmaz, Ihsan

    Pages 51-65

  • Soft Authoritarianism, Social Diversity and Legal Pluralism: The Case of Singapore

    Turner, Bryan S.

    Pages 69-81

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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-34760-8
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Sociology of Shari’a: Case Studies from around the World
Editors
  • Adam Possamai
  • James T Richardson
  • Bryan S. Turner
Series Title
Boundaries of Religious Freedom: Regulating Religion in Diverse Societies
Series Volume
1
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-09605-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-09605-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-09604-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-34760-8
Series ISSN
2214-5281
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 328
Number of Illustrations and Tables
3 b/w illustrations
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