The price of freedom denied : religious persecution and conflict in the 21st century /Series: Cambridge studies in social theory, religion and politics.Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, c2011Description: xiii, 257 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780521146838.Subject(s): Freedom of religion | Religious tolerance | PersecutionOnline resources: Cover image
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Epoka University Library
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 223-237) and index.
Machine generated contents note: 1. Religious persecution: pervasive and pernicious; 2. Religious freedom: broken promises; 3. Persecution: the price of freedoms denied; 4. A closer look: Japan, Brazil and Nigeria; 5. A closer look: China, India and Iran; 6. What about Muslim-majority countries?; 7. Do religious freedoms really matter?; Appendix. Testing the competing arguments.
"The Price of Freedom Denied shows that, contrary to popular opinion, ensuring religious freedom for all reduces violent religious persecution and conflict. Others have suggested that restrictions on religion are necessary to maintain order or preserve a peaceful religious homogeneity. Brian J. Grim and Roger Finke show that restricting religious freedoms is associated with higher levels of violent persecution. Relying on a new source of coded data for nearly 200 countries and case studies of six countries, the book offers a global profile of religious freedom and religious persecution. Grim and Finke report that persecution is evident in all regions and is standard fare for many. They also find that religious freedoms are routinely denied and that government and the society at large serve to restrict these freedoms. They conclude that the price of freedom denied is high indeed"-- Provided by publisher.