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Politics of Religious Freedom$
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Winnifred Fallers Sullivan, Elizabeth Shakman Hurd, and Saba Mahmood

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780226248479

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226248646.001.0001

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Religious Repression and Religious Freedom

Religious Repression and Religious Freedom

An Analysis of Their Contradictions in (Post-)Soviet Contexts

(p.313) Chapter Twenty-Six Religious Repression and Religious Freedom
Politics of Religious Freedom

Mathijs Pelkmans

University of Chicago Press

This essay charts the unexpected consequences of political, economic, and religious liberalization in post-Soviet Central Asia. It reveals the winners and losers in the new free market in religion in the region as entrepreneurial forms of religion, Christian and Muslim, take advantage of new spaces opened up in the shift to a free market economy.

Keywords:   Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan, religious freedom, Russia, USSR, neoliberalism

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