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Religion and Rights Development in China: A Cross-National Perspective

  • Kevin R. den Dulk
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Religion, Politics, and Policy book series (PSRPP)

Abstract

Religion is booming in China, but many observers insist that China has a religion problem. The state still attempts to manage and limit religion. What is needed instead, say Chinese reformers, is the rule of law, which would regularize and secure religious activity in ways similar to what has begun in Chinese business and property law. So what is the prospect for rule-of-law reform in China that would protect religious freedom? The experiences of other countries—and the findings of many of the chapters in this volume—suggest that effective change will require a long and incremental journey that includes institutional reform, the development of massbased public opinion, and a vibrant civil society.

Keywords

China civil society legal advocacy religious freedom rule of law 

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