Religion and the Global Politics of Human Rights
Are human rights universal or the product of specific cultures? Is democracy a necessary condition for the achievement of human rights in practice? And when, if ever, is it legitimate for external actors to impose their understandings of human rights upon particular countries? In the contemporary context of globalization, these questions have a salient religious dimension. Religion intersects with global human rights agendas in multiple ways, including: whether ''universal'' human rights are in fact an imposition of Christian understandings; whether democracy, the ''rule of the people,'' is compatible with God's law; and whether international efforts to enforce human rights including religious freedom amount to an illicit imperialism. This book brings together leading specialists across disciplines for the first major survey of the religious politics of human rights across the world's major regions, political systems, and faith traditions. The authors take a bottom-up approach and focus particularly on hot-button issues like human rights in Islam, Falun Gong in China, and religion in the former Soviet Union. Each essay examines the interaction of human rights and religion in practice and the challenges they pose for national and international policymakers.
Avis des internautes - Rédiger un commentaire
Aucun commentaire n'a été trouvé aux emplacements habituels.
Autres éditions - Tout afficher
abolition activists American Asia Buddhist Burma Cambodia campaign capital punishment Catholic Church century China Christian civil society colonial context cultural Daoist death penalty debate Declaration of Human democracy and human democratic diversity efforts ethnic European evangelical Falun Gong Female Circumcision gender global politics God’s Hindu nationalism Hinduism historical house church human rights human rights discourse human rights regime idea Indonesia Institute international human rights Islamic law issue justice Khmer Rouge Latin America liberal ment modern monks Moscow movement Muslim world non-Muslims norms official organizations Oxford University Press Pentecostal People’s percent Perspectives pluralism politics of human practice Protestant qigong Qur’an reform region religion and human religious communities religious freedom religious groups Religious Human religious leaders role Russian Orthodox sangha scholars secular shari`a social Soviet Sri Lanka sub-Saharan Africa Thai Thailand Theravāda Tibet Tibetan tion traditions Universal Declaration violence Western women women’s rights York