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Politics of Religious Freedom

Winnifred Fallers Sullivan, Elizabeth Shakman Hurd, and Saba Mahmood


In a remarkably short span of time, religious freedom has taken center stage in public and policy debates worldwide. Longstanding legal guarantees of religious freedom built into laws and constitutions over the last few centuries are being mobilized while comparable guarantees are introduced into new types of legal instruments, constitutions, and legislation. In legal and public policy circles, religious freedom is presented as the key to emancipating individuals and communities from violence, poverty, and oppression. What exactly is being promoted through the discourse of religious freedom, a ... More

Keywords: religion, religious freedom, human rights, religion and politics, religion and law, international relations, international law, global history, anthropology of religion, political philosophy

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Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780226248479
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226248646.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Winnifred Fallers Sullivan, editor

Elizabeth Shakman Hurd, editor

Saba Mahmood, editor

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Winnifred Fallers Sullivan, Elizabeth Shakman Hurd, Saba Mahmood, and Peter G. Danchin

Part 1 Religion


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Part 2 History


Elizabeth Shakman Hurd

Part 3 Law and Politics


Peter G. Danchin

Chapter Nineteen The World That Smith Made

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Part 4 Freedom


Saba Mahmood

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