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Regulating religion in Asia : norms, modes, and challenges

Author: Jaclyn L Neo; Arif A Jamal; Pei Siong Daniel Goh
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
In recent years, law and religion scholarship has increasingly emphasized the need to study the interaction of legal and religious ideas and institutions, norms and practices. The overall question that this scholarship explores may be stated as follows: how do legal and religious ideas and institutions, methods and mechanisms, beliefs and believers influence each other, for better and for worse, in the past, present  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jaclyn L Neo; Arif A Jamal; Pei Siong Daniel Goh
ISBN: 9781108949316 1108949312 9781108416177 1108416179
OCLC Number: 1050142061
Notes: "Most of the chapters in this volume were presented at a conference entitled "Regulating Religion: Normativity and Change at the Intersection of Law and Religion" which was held at the Faculty of Law of the National University of Singapore (NUS Law) on 14 and 15 December 2015"--Acknowledgements.
Description: xv, 325 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : Regulating Religion in Asia --
Regulatory markers / Arif A. Jamal --
Conceptualizing the regulation of religion : a preliminary framework for inquiry / Jaclyn L. Neo --
The role of authority and sanctity in state-religion conflicts / Shai Wozner, Gilad Abiri --
Jurisdictional versus official control : regulating the Buddhist saṅgha in South and Southeast Asia / Ben Schontal --
Defining and regulating religion in early independent Indonesia / Kevin W. Fogg --
Principled pluralism, relational constitutionalism and regulating religion within Singapore's secular democratic model / Thio Li-ann --
Legal regulation of religion in Vietnam / Bui Ngoc Son --
Regulating Buddhism in Myanmar : the case of deviant Buddhist sects / Nyi Nyi Kyaw --
The bureaucratization of religious education in the Islamic Republic of Iran / Mirjam Künkler --
Managing religious competition in China : regulating provisions of charitable activities religious organizations / Jianlin Chen and Loveday J. Liu --
Regulating religion through administrative law : religious conversion in Malaysia beyond fundamental rights / Matthew Nelson, Dian A.H. Shah --
Legal pluralism, patronage secularism, and the challenge of prophetic Christianity in Singapore / Daniel P.S. Goh --
Equality in secularism : contemporary debates on social stratification and the Indian constitution / M. Mohsin Alam Bhat --
Beyond the state and the hawza : legal pluralism and the ironies of Shi'i law / Haider Ala Hamoudi.
Responsibility: edited by Jaclyn L. Neo (National University of Singapore), Arif A. Jamal (National University of Singapore), Daniel P.S. Goh (National University of Singapore).


Examines how law regulates religion and explores the influence of world religions on the legal systems in Asia, including how religion responds to such regulations. It looks at underlying norms  Read more...


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