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New Book: The Politics and Practice of Religious Diversity

The Politics and Practice of Religious Diversity: National Contexts,
Global Issues
Edited by Andrew Dawson
Routledge 2016
The Politics and Practice of Religious Diversity engages with one of the
most characteristic features of modern society. An increasingly
prominent and potentially contentious phenomenon, religious diversity is
intimately associated with contemporary issues such as migration, human
rights, social cohesion, socio-cultural pluralisation, political
jurisdiction, globalisation, and reactionary belief systems.
This edited collection of specially-commissioned chapters provides an
unrivalled geographical coverage and multidisciplinary treatment of the
socio-political processes and institutional practices provoked by, and
associated with, religious diversity. Alongside chapters treating
religious diversity in the ‘BRIC’ countries of Brazil, Russia, India and
China, are contributions which discuss Australia, Finland, Mexico, South
Africa, the UK, and the United States.
This book provides an accessible, distinctive and timely treatment of a
topic which is inextricably linked with modern society’s progressively
diverse and global trajectory. Written and structured as an accessible
volume for the student reader, this book is of immediate interest to
both academics and laypersons working in mainstream and political
sociology, sociology of religion, human geography, politics, area
studies, migration studies and religious studies.