Law and Religion in Multicultural Societies

Edited by: Rubya Mehdi, Hanne Petersen, Gordon R. Woodman, Erik R. Sand

This collection of essays concerns the co-existence of religious and secular laws in multicultural societies. By considering a wide range of societies, the book allows more comparisons and makes a much wider contribution than most others on the same topic. The majority of the papers in this book are either based on personal experience or on empirical social scientific research. The sociological approach means that both religious doctrine and legal doctrine are seen and discussed as social phenomena. Half of the studies in the book are focused on countries and societies in North America and Europe, including Britain, Canada, the European Union, Belgium, and Denmark. They consider other countries in their relationships to North America and Europe in consequence of immigration, and they contain many comparative reflections, thus opening up further possibilities of understanding society in the west. Law and Religion in Multicultural Societies is in many ways a global book on a global issue.

246 pages

Publication Date: 5/30/2008
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9788757418439