The Price of Freedom Denied: Religious Persecution and Conflict in the Twenty-First Century

The Price of Freedom Denied: Religious Persecution and Conflict in the Twenty-First Century

by Brian J. Grim, Roger Finke
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521197058

ISBN-13: 9780521197052

Pub. Date: 12/31/2010

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The Price of Freedom Denied shows that, contrary to popular opinion, ensuring religious freedom for all reduces violent religious persecution and conflict. Others have suggested that restrictions on religion are necessary to maintain order or preserve a peaceful religious homogeneity. Brian J. Grim and Roger Finke show that restricting religious freedoms is

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The Price of Freedom Denied shows that, contrary to popular opinion, ensuring religious freedom for all reduces violent religious persecution and conflict. Others have suggested that restrictions on religion are necessary to maintain order or preserve a peaceful religious homogeneity. Brian J. Grim and Roger Finke show that restricting religious freedoms is associated with higher levels of violent persecution. Relying on a new source of coded data for nearly 200 countries and case studies of six countries, the book offers a global profile of religious freedom and religious persecution. Grim and Finke report that persecution is evident in all regions and is standard fare for many. They also find that religious freedoms are routinely denied and that government and the society at large serve to restrict these freedoms. They conclude that the price of freedom denied is high indeed.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521197052
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/31/2010
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Social Theory, Religion and Politics Series
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

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Table of Contents

1. Religious persecution: pervasive and pernicious; 2. Religious freedom: broken promises; 3. Persecution: the price of freedoms denied; 4. A closer look: Japan, Brazil and Nigeria; 5. A closer look: China, India and Iran; 6. What about Muslim-majority countries?; 7. Do religious freedoms really matter?; Appendix. Testing the competing arguments.

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