Vietnamese Religions, Asian Studies, and the Rule of Law
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.
Biblical and Theological Studies
The Review of Faith and International Affairs
Lewis, James, "Vietnamese Religions, Asian Studies, and the Rule of Law" (2013). Biblical and Theological Studies Faculty Works. 21.