Regulating Religion

Case Studies from Around the Globe

  • James T. Richardson

Part of the Critical Issues in Social Justice book series (CISJ)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Regulating Religion

    1. James T. Richardson
      Pages 1-22
  3. Special Problem Areas in Western Europe

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-26
    2. Cyrille Duvert
      Pages 41-52
    3. Nathalie Luca
      Pages 53-72
    4. Massimo Introvigne
      Pages 73-83
    5. Hubert Seiwert
      Pages 85-101
    6. Wolf Aires
      Pages 103-112
    7. Willy Fautre
      Pages 113-125
    8. Dick Anthony, Thomas Robbins
      Pages 127-149
  4. More Tolerant European Countries

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 201-202
    2. Michael W. Homer
      Pages 203-212
    3. Richard Singelenberg
      Pages 213-219
    4. Mikael Rothstein
      Pages 221-235
    5. James A. Beckford
      Pages 237-242
  5. Former Communist Countries and the Treatment of Minority Religions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 243-245
    2. James T. Richardson, Galina A. Krylova, Marat S. Shterin
      Pages 247-257

About this book


Regulating Religion: Case Studies from Around the Globe presents, through the inclusion of contributions by international scholars, a global examination of how a number of contemporary societies are regulating religious groups. It focuses on legal efforts to exert social control over such groups, especially through court cases, but also with selected major legislative attempts to regulate them. As such, this analysis falls within the broad area of the sociology of social control and more specifically, legal social control, a topic of great interest when studying how contemporary societies attempt to maintain social order. The factual details about social and legal developments in societies where religion has been defined as problematic include Western and Eastern Europe, Asia, Oceania, and the Americas.

This book will be of interest to researchers and students in the sociology of religion, the sociology of law, social policy, and religious studies as well as policy makers.


Evaluation Evolution Nation Public Management Religion social justice social policy sociology

Editors and affiliations

  • James T. Richardson
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Nevada, RenoRenoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, New York 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-306-47887-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-9094-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1572-1906
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