Religious Diversity in Southeast Asia and the Pacific

National Case Studies

  • Gary D. Bouma
  • Rodney Ling
  • Douglas Pratt

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. The Antipodes and Japan

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Gary D. Bouma, Rod Ling, Douglas Pratt
      Pages 3-18
    3. Gary D. Bouma, Rod Ling, Douglas Pratt
      Pages 19-29
    4. Gary D. Bouma, Rod Ling, Douglas Pratt
      Pages 31-44
  3. Island Nations of South East Asia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 46-46
    2. Gary D. Bouma, Rod Ling, Douglas Pratt
      Pages 47-51
    3. Gary D. Bouma, Rod Ling, Douglas Pratt
      Pages 53-58
    4. Gary D. Bouma, Rod Ling, Douglas Pratt
      Pages 59-69
    5. Gary D. Bouma, Rod Ling, Douglas Pratt
      Pages 71-81
    6. Gary D. Bouma, Rod Ling, Douglas Pratt
      Pages 83-89
    7. Gary D. Bouma, Rod Ling, Douglas Pratt
      Pages 91-95
    8. Gary D. Bouma, Rod Ling, Douglas Pratt
      Pages 97-105
    9. Gary D. Bouma, Rod Ling, Douglas Pratt
      Pages 107-116
    10. Gary D. Bouma, Rod Ling, Douglas Pratt
      Pages 117-124
  4. Pacific Island Nations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 126-126
    2. Gary D. Bouma, Rod Ling, Douglas Pratt
      Pages 127-129
    3. Gary D. Bouma, Rod Ling, Douglas Pratt
      Pages 131-142
    4. Gary D. Bouma, Rod Ling, Douglas Pratt
      Pages 143-147
    5. Gary D. Bouma, Rod Ling, Douglas Pratt
      Pages 149-151

About this book

Introduction

Religious diversity is now a social fact in most countries of the world. While reports of the impact of religious diversity on Europe and North America are reasonably well-known, the ways in which Southeast Asia and Asia Pacific are religiously diverse and the ways this diversity has been managed are not. This book addresses this lack of information about one of the largest and most diverse regions of the world. It describes the religious diversity of 27 nations, as large and complex as Indonesia and as small as Tuvalu, outlining the current issues and the basic policy approaches to religious diversity. Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands are portrayed as a living laboratory of various religious blends, with a wide variance of histories and many different approaches to managing religious diversity. While interesting in their own right, a study of these nations provides a wealth of case studies of diversity management – most of them stories of success and inclusion.

Keywords

Australia Conflict management Europe Indonesia Island Asia-Pacific Japan Malaysia Nation New Zealand Pacific Religion and society Religious diversity Sociology Southeast Asia Thailand

Authors and affiliations

  • Gary D. Bouma
    • 1
  • Rodney Ling
    • 2
  • Douglas Pratt
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Political & Social InquiryMonash UniversityCaulfield EastAustralia
  2. 2.Inst. Social ChangeUniversity of ManchesterManchesterUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Dept. Philosophy & Religious StudiesUniversity of WaikatoHamiltonNew Zealand

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-90-481-3389-5
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-3388-8
  • Online ISBN 978-90-481-3389-5
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