Law and Religion in Public Life: The Contemporary Debate

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Nadirsyah Hosen, Richard Mohr
Taylor & Francis, Apr 27, 2011 - Law - 288 pages
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The book is unique in bringing together leading scholars and respected religious leaders to address contemporary issues in the relationship of law, religion and the state. The book highlights the interaction between secular law and religion with particular attention being given to the implications for law and society, religious tolerance and freedom. The book focuses on the practical and topical issues that have arisen in recent years in Australia. As one of the most ethnically diverse countries in the world, a pioneer of multicutural policies in immigration and social justice, Australia is a revealing site for contemporary studies in a world afraid of immigration and terrorism., issues that are affecting much of the globe.

  

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Contents

Da capo law and religion from the top
1
Part I Law state and secularism
13
Part II Religion and speech in a pluralist society
67
Part III Religion as a factor in legal processes and decisions
135
Part IV Negotiating religious law and personal beliefs
195
Afterword
229
Bibliography
246
Index
269
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About the author (2011)

Dr Nadirsyah Hosen is senior lecturer at the Faculty of Law, University of Wollongong, Australia.

Dr Richard Mohr is Director of the Legal Intersections Research Centre at the University of Wollongong, Australia, and Managing Editor of the interdisciplinary journal Law Text Culture.

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