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Conclusion

  • Ray Wang
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Part of the Human Rights Interventions book series (HURIIN)

Abstract

In conclusion, the findings laid out in the previous chapters show that when activists choose the right transnational strategies and local alliances, a powerless social group can expand its freedom and social space to engage in a broader social agenda, even under strict authoritarian rule. By providing details on the reasoning, mechanisms, and cases, and also elaborating on comparisons between religions, cities, and China and Vietnam, I hope that my readers can see there is hope of advancing not just religious freedom, but also other dimensions of human rights in similar authoritarian contexts.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ray Wang
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  1. 1.Graduate Institute of East Asian StudiesNational Chengchi UniversityTaipei CityTaiwan

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