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            In Defence of Principles: NGOs and Human Rights in Canada
             

            In Defence of Principles: NGOs and Human Rights in Canada (Hardback)

            By Thompson, Andrew

            This exploration of the activities of four Canadian NGOs in advancing and defending human rights principles sheds new light on the fragility and resilience of human rights norms in liberal democracies.

            ISBN 9780774818612
            Released NZ 1 Oct 2010
            Publisher Inbooks
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Law and Society
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            Government Surveillance of Religious Expression: Mormons, Quakers, and Muslims in the United States

            Government Surveillance of Religious Expression: Mormons, Quakers, and Muslims in the United States (Paperback)

            By Montalbano, Kathryn

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            Recent revelations about government surveillance of citizens have led to questions about whether there should be better defined boundaries around privacy. Should government officials have the right to specifically target certain groups for extended surveillance? United States mun...icipal, territorial, and federal agencies have investigated religious groups since the nineteenth century. While critics of contemporary mass surveillance tend to invoke the infringement of privacy, the mutual protection of religion and public expression by the First Amendment positions them, along with religious expression, comfortably within in the public sphere. This book analyzes government monitoring of Mormons of the Territory of Utah in the 1870s and 1880s for polygamy, Quakers of the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) from the 1940s to the 1960s for communist infiltration, and Muslims of Brooklyn, New York, from 2002 to 2013 for suspected terrorism. Government agencies in these case studies attempted to understand how their religious beliefs might shape their actions in the public sphere. It follows that government agents did not just observe these communities, but they probed precisely what constituted religion itself alongside shifting legal and political definitions relative to their respective time periods. Together, these case studies form a new framework for discussions of the historical and contemporary monitoring of religion. They show that government surveillance is less predictable and monolithic than we might assume. Therefore, this book will be of great interest to scholars of United States religion, history, and politics, as well as surveillance and communication studies.
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            ISBN 9780367584337
            Released NZ 30 Jun 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Law, Religion, and Freedom: Conceptualizing a Common Right
              

            Law, Religion, and Freedom: Conceptualizing a Common Right (Hardback)

            Edited by Durham, Jr., W. Cole; Martinez-Torron, Javier; Thayer, Donlu D.

            • RRP: $282.00
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            • Pub Date
              31 Dec 23

            This book examines conceptualizations of religious freedom in various dimensions. The collection brings together leading experts from law, religious studies, social anthropology, and international relations, who present different perspectives which query, define, and clarify aspe...cts of this fundamental right. Divided into four parts, the book provides an overview along with concrete applications from Europe and North America, along with recommendations for the future. The work provides welcome clarity at a time when the right itself is facing misunderstanding and erosion. The book will be a valuable resource for students, academic and policy-makers with an interest in law, religion and rights.
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            ISBN 9781138555891
            Released NZ 31 Dec 2023
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series ICLARS Series on Law and Religion
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            Liberty of Conscience: In Defense of America's Tradition of Religious Equality

            Liberty of Conscience: In Defense of America's Tradition of Religious Equality (Trade Paperback / Paperback, First Trade Paper Edition)

            By Nussbaum, Martha

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            In one of greatest triumphs of the colonial and Revolutionary periods, the founders of the future US overcame religious intolerance in favour of a constitutional order dedicated to fair treatment for people's deeply held conscientious beliefs. This title presents a historical and... conceptual study of the American tradition of religious freedom.
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            ISBN 9780465018536
            Released NZ 5 Jan 2010
            Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Law and Religion in Public Life: The Contemporary Debate
             

            Law and Religion in Public Life: The Contemporary Debate (Paperback)

            Edited by Hosen, Nadirsyah; Mohr, Richard

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            This text brings together scholars and religious leaders to address contemporary issues in the relationship of law, religion and the state. It highlights the interaction between secular law and religion with particular attention being given to the implications for law and society..., religious tolerance and freedom.
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            ISBN 9780415859646
            Released NZ 12 Apr 2013
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Beyond Trans: Does Gender Matter?

            Beyond Trans: Does Gender Matter? (Hardback)

            By Davis, Heath Fogg

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            Beyond Trans pushes the conversation on gender identity to its limits: questioning the need for gender categories in the first place. Whether on birth certificates or college admissions applications or on bathroom doors, why do we need to mark people and places with sex categorie...s? Do they serve a real purpose or are these places and forms just mechanisms of exclusion? Heath Fogg Davis offers an impassioned call to rethink the usefulness of dividing the world into not just Male and Female categories but even additional categories of Transgender and gender fluid. Davis, himself a transgender man, explores the underlying gender-enforcing policies and customs in American life that have led to transgender bathroom bills, college admissions controversies, and more, arguing that it is necessary for our society to take real steps to challenge the assumption that gender matters. He examines four areas where we need to re-think our sex-classification systems: sex-marked identity documents such as birth certificates, driver s licenses and passports; sex-segregated public restrooms; single-sex colleges; and sex-segregated sports. Speaking from his own experience and drawing upon major cases of sex discrimination in the news and in the courts, Davis presents a persuasive case for challenging how individuals are classified according to sex and offers concrete recommendations for alleviating sex identity discrimination and sex-based disadvantage. For anyone in search of pragmatic ways to make our world more inclusive, Davis recommendations provide much-needed practical guidance about how to work through this complex issue. A provocative call to action, Beyond Trans pushes us to think how we can work to make America truly inclusive of all people.
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            ISBN 9781479855407
            Released NZ 15 Apr 2017
            Publisher FOOTPRINT BOOKS
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series LGBTQ Politics
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            Religious Freedom in India: Sovereignty and (Anti) Conversion
             

            Religious Freedom in India: Sovereignty and (Anti) Conversion (Hardback)

            By Osuri, Goldie

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            This book addresses the question of conversion in India and its relationship to religious freedom by examining how this relationship is expressed in the discourses of law (Freedom of Religion Acts), anti-conversion campaigns, popular cultural texts, in the language of those who c...onvert, and in secularist and human rights statements. Some key questions that the book raises are: Are the discourses of religious freedom as they have been currently formulated internationally adequate to the task of protecting it in the Indian context? Is there a different way of thinking about religious freedom which will enable a more just approach to religious difference? This book will make a contribution to the fields of postcolonial studies, cultural studies, law, and religious studies.
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            ISBN 9780415665575
            Released NZ 31 Aug 2012
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series
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            The Right to Religious Freedom in International Law: Between Group Rights and Individual Rights
             

            The Right to Religious Freedom in International Law: Between Group Rights and Individual Rights (Paperback)

            By Scolnicov, Anat

            • RRP: $106.00
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            This book analyses the right to religious freedom within international law. Analysing legal structures in a variety of both Western and non-Western jurisdictions, the book sets out a topography of the different constitutional structures of religion within the state and their comp...liance with international human rights law. The book also considers the position of women's religious freedom vis a vis community claims of religious freedom. Taking a rigorous approach to the right, Anat Scolnicov argues that the interpretation and application of religious freedom must be understood as a conflict between individual and group claims of rights, and argues for an individualistic interpretation of this right.
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            ISBN 9780415813488
            Released NZ 13 Sep 2012
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Bargaining for Women's Rights: Activism in an Aspiring Muslim Democracy

            Bargaining for Women's Rights: Activism in an Aspiring Muslim Democracy (Hardback)

            By Kang, Alice J.

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            Providing a solid analytic framework for understanding conflict over women's rights policies without stereotyping Muslims, Bargaining for Women's Rights demonstrates that, contrary to conventional wisdom, Islam does not have a uniformly negative effect on the prospects of such le...gislation.
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            ISBN 9780816692170
            Released NZ 1 Aug 2015
            Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
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            Law, Rights, and Religion

            Law, Rights, and Religion (Hardback, 2nd Revised edition)

            By Knights, Samantha

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            This is a comprehensive study of the relationship between law and religion in English law. In an increasingly religiously and culturally diverse country, it offers a vital legal analysis of fundamental questions regarding individual and group rights, and how the political and leg...al systems regard and engage with such diversity.
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            ISBN 9780198827153
            Released NZ 15 Oct 2020
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
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