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The Varieties of Religious Repression: Why Governments Restrict Religion

Ani Sarkissian


Religious repression-defined as the nonviolent suppression of civil and political rights-is a growing global phenomenon, but one that has not received as much attention as violent religious persecution. Though it is most often practiced in dictatorships, levels of religious repression nevertheless vary across a range of nondemocratic regimes, including illiberal democracies and competitive authoritarian states. This book argues that seemingly benign and legal forms of regulations, requirements, and restrictions on religion are important tools by which nondemocratic leaders repress independent ... More

Keywords: religious repression, authoritarianism, civil society, pluralism, civil rights, human rights

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780199348084
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199348084.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ani Sarkissian, author
Michigan State University