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Religion and Human Rights

Political and Judicial Rights through the Prism of Religious Belief

Editors: Sterkens, Carl, Ziebertz, Hans-Georg (Eds.)

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  • Researches the acceptance, perception and legitimation of human rights by people from different religious and cultural backgrounds
  • Rigorously tests for inter-individual differences regarding political and judicial rights on religious grounds, while controlling for other characteristics
  • Examines factors that either induce or reduce agreement with human rights issues
  • Offers international comparative empirical research on human rights, with a stress on a European contexts
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This innovative volume is focused on the relationship between religion on the one hand and political and judicial rights on the other. At a time when the so-called ‘checks and balances’ that guarantee the vulnerable equilibrium between legislative, executive and judicial branches of governance are increasingly under pressure, this book offers valuable insights. It presents empirical work that has measured young people’s attitudes and explains the variety found across their views. Readers will find answers to the question: To what extent do youths in different countries support political and judicial human rights and what influences their attitudes towards these rights?

The political rights in this question include, among others, active and passive voting right, the right to protest, and the rights of refugees. Judicial rights refer in general to the right of a fair trial, and include principles like equality before the law; the right to independent and impartial judgement; the presumption of innocence; the right to legal counsel; and the privilege against self-incrimination.

Expert contributing authors look at aspects such as religious beliefs and practices, personal evaluation of state authorities, and personality characteristics. The authors discuss contextual determinants for attitudes towards political and judicial rights, in both theory and empirical indicators. Numerous helpful tables and figures support the written word. This book makes an original contribution to research through the empirical clarification of factors that induce or reduce people’s support of political and judicial rights. It will appeal to graduates and researchers in religious studies, philosophy or sociology of religion, among other disciplines, but it will also interest the general reader who is concerned with matters of human rights and social justice.

About the authors

Dr. Carl Sterkens is Associate Professor Pastoral Theology and Empirical Religious Studies, Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Prof. Dr. Dr. Hans-Georg Ziebertz is Professor for Pedagogy of Religion, Würzburg University, Würzburg, Germany

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Attitude Toward Political Rights and Religious Affiliation, Experience, Saliency and Openness: An Empirical Enquiry Among Students in England and Wales

    Pages 1-21

    Francis, Leslie J. (et al.)

  • Religion and Political Rights in the Spanish Context: Looking for Developments. Lluis Oviedo & Manuel Canteras

    Pages 23-44

    Oviedo, Lluis (et al.)

  • Religion for the Political Rights of Immigrants and Refugees? An Empirical Exploration Among Italian Students

    Pages 45-70

    Zaccaria, Francesco (et al.)

  • The Role of Value Orientations and Political Preference on Political and Judicial Human Rights Among the Croatian Youth

    Pages 71-94

    Miloš, Damir (et al.)

  • Religion, Political and Judicial Rights in Post-Communist, Post-Atheist Spaces. An Empirical Analysis among Youth in Romania

    Pages 95-121

    Rogobete, Silviu E. (et al.)

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eBook $79.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Political and Judicial Rights through the Prism of Religious Belief
Editors
  • Carl Sterkens
  • Hans-Georg Ziebertz
Series Title
Religion and Human Rights
Series Volume
3
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-77353-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-77353-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-77352-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-08435-6
Series ISSN
2510-4306
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 305
Number of Illustrations
17 b/w illustrations
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