Special Issue "Religion, Religious Freedom, and Human Rights: A Social Scientific Approach"
A special issue of Religions (ISSN 2077-1444).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 March 2019
The scientific interest in the topic of religion and human rights is receiving increasing attention beyond the well-grounded legal and philosophical perspectives. During the last two decades, human rights came into the focus of political scientists, sociologists and anthropologists due to the varying policies of human rights application in different socio-political and cultural contexts. These disciplinary shifts towards human rights were accompanied by the introduction of public sociology (Burawoy 2005) with the ‘normative turn’ in sociological knowledge (Blau and Moncada 2009) and broader theoretical discussions on the relationship of religion and human rights (Banchoff and Wuthnow 2011; Joas 2013).
The aim of this issue is to present current theoretical approaches and empirical studies on religion and human rights from the social scientific perspective viewing religious freedom as one of the central element in this relationship. We firstly encourage contributors to address different ways to negotiate human rights principles and standards within religious traditions; and secondly to focus on models of religious governance implemented by the state.
This issue is also looking for papers exploring emerging agenda on human rights in socio-religious perspective, intersectionality of religious freedom with other rights, and analysis of different socio-political and cultural contexts under the condition of cultural and religious diversity affecting human rights regulations.
Prof. Dr. Giuseppe Giordan
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- religions and human rights
- religious freedom
- sociology of religion