Biblical and Theological Studies Faculty Works

Title

Vietnamese Religions, Asian Studies, and the Rule of Law

Document Type

Article

Abstract

While the topic of human rights has become more prominent in studies of Southeast Asia, systematic research on religious freedom and rule of law has been difficult in Vietnam. After the economic liberalization of 1986, scholars saw new trends, as religions grew in size and aspirations in spite of scant policy relaxation. There have been shifts in state discourse and ideology on religion. Future religious freedom research should: examine not just macro factors but also the interests and passions of ordinary people; better integrate religious freedom studies with ethnic studies; and expand data sources and methodologies for comparative empirical studies.

Department(s)

Biblical and Theological Studies

Publication Title

The Review of Faith and International Affairs

Volume

11

Issue

2

First Page

55

Last Page

63

Publication Date

2013

DOI

10.1080/15570274.2013.808040

ISSN

1557-0274

E-ISSN

1931-7743

Comments

Lewis. (2013). Vietnamese Religions, Asian Studies, and the Rule of Law. The Review of Faith & International Affairs, 11(2), 55–63. https://doi.org/10.1080/15570274.2013.808040

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