The Varieties of Religious Repression: Why Governments Restrict Religion

The Varieties of Religious Repression: Why Governments Restrict Religion

by Ani Sarkissian


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199348084
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 02/03/2015
Pages: 264
Sales rank: 1,154,315
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 3.70(d)

About the Author

Ani Sarkissian is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Michigan State University. In 2006, she received her PhD in comparative politics from the University of California, Los Angeles. Her research addresses the effects of religious regulations, organizations, attitudes, and practices on political development.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction: Religion, Rights, and Repression
Chapter 2. Varieties of Religious Repression
Chapter 3. Regulation as Control: State Repression of All Religious Groups
Chapter 4. Repressing Most by Favoring One
Chapter 5. The Power to Choose: Selective State Repression of Religious Groups
Chapter 6. Paradoxical or Rational? Religious Freedom in Non-Democratic States
Chapter 7. Conclusion: Why Religious Repression Matters

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