Law and Religious Market Theory

China, Taiwan and Hong Kong
Cambridge University Press
  • erschienen am 27. September 2017
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  • 250 Seiten
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With comparative case studies from China, Taiwan and Hong Kong, Jianlin Chen's new work offers a fresh, descriptive and normative perspective on law and religion. This presentation of the original law and religious market theory employs an interdisciplinary approach that sheds light on this subject for scholars in legal and sociological disciplines. It sets out the precise nature of religious competition envisaged by the current legal regimes in the three jurisdictions and analyses how certain restrictions on religious practices may facilitate normatively desirable market dynamics. This updated and invaluable resource provides a new and insightful investigation into this fascinating area of law and religion in Greater China today.
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  • Großbritannien
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978-1-316-76704-7 (9781316767047)
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Jianlin Chen grew up in Singapore and Taiwan. He obtained his LL.B. from the National University of Singapore, and his LL.M. and J.S.D. from the University of Chicago. He is qualified to practice in Singapore and New York. Bilingual in English and Chinese, Jianlin has nearly thirty scholarly publications in journals such as Columbia Journal of Asian Law, Law and Social Inquiry, Oxford Journal of Law and Religion, and , among many others. He is Associate Professor at Melbourne Law School, after having started his academic career at the University of Hong Kong.
  • Cover
  • Half-title
  • Title page
  • Copyright information
  • Dedication
  • Table of contents
  • Preface
  • List of Abbreviations
  • 1 Introduction
  • 2 The Law and Religious Market Theory
  • I Religion Choice under the Religious Economic Model
  • II Religious Competition and the Law
  • III Picking Winners and Losers through Shaping Religious Competition
  • IV The Fallacy of the Religious Free Market
  • V The Proper Inquiry: The Law and Religious Market Theory
  • VI Precise Content of Inquiry
  • A Baseline between Religions and Secular Beliefs and among Religions
  • B Dimensions of Religious Competition
  • 1 Direct
  • 2 Economic
  • 3 Political
  • 4 Foreign
  • 3 China
  • I Religious Landscape
  • II Competition with Secular Beliefs
  • III Competition between Religions
  • A Normal vs. Abnormal Religious Activities
  • B Cult and Superstitions
  • C Religions of Ethnic Minorities
  • IV The Nature of Competition
  • A Direct Competition
  • B Economic Competition
  • C Political Competition
  • D Foreign Support
  • V Summary
  • 4 Taiwan
  • I Religious Landscape
  • II Competition with Secular Beliefs
  • A Religious Exemptions
  • B Recognition and Support for Religion
  • C (Heavy) State Involvement in Religion
  • III Competition among Religions
  • A Aboriginal Religions
  • B ''Good'' and ''Bad'' Religion
  • IV Nature of Competition
  • A Direct
  • B Economic
  • C Political
  • D Foreign
  • V Summary
  • 5 Hong Kong
  • I Religious Landscape
  • II Competition with Secular Beliefs
  • A Starting Point: Protecting Both Religion and Belief
  • B Subtle Preference of Religion in the Law
  • 1 Subtle Differences in the Basic Law and the Hong Kong Bill of Rights Ordinance
  • 2 Provision of Education and Other Social Services
  • 3 Religious Exemption from Generally Applicable Law
  • 4 Special Recognition
  • C Negative Treatment
  • III Competition between Religions
  • A Organized Religion
  • B Christianity
  • C Chinese Religions
  • IV Nature of Competition
  • A Direct Competition
  • B Economic Competition
  • C Political Competition
  • D Foreign Support
  • V Summary
  • 6 Articulating the Normative Benchmark
  • I The Different Preferences: Explicit, Implicit and Overlooked
  • II Ideology, Values and Governance
  • III The Argument from the Law and Religious Market Theory
  • 7 Means and Ways
  • I Proselytization and Harmonious Religious Competition
  • A Bias and Pressure
  • B Externality: Positive and Negative
  • II Limiting Money in Religious Competition
  • A Religious Discrimination by Private Businesses
  • B Religious Propagation in Social Service Provision
  • C Proper Role of Money in Religious Competition
  • 1 ''Underserved'' Economic Advantages
  • 2 Hoping for Economically Competitive Religions?
  • 3 Summary: Tentative Case for Intervention
  • a) China
  • b) Hong Kong
  • III The Contour of Overseas Support
  • 8 Political Participation and Democratic Reform
  • I The Danger of High-Stakes Political and Religious Competition in Democratization
  • II Normative Considerations of China
  • III The Dilemma of Instituting Political Competition Restrictions in Democratic Transitions
  • 9 Conclusion and Epilogue: Same, Same but Different?
  • I Law and Religious Market Theory: Lessons from China, Taiwan and Hong Kong
  • II Religious Market and Other Markets
  • III Same, Same But Different
  • Index
'A brilliant and essential read for those interested in exploring the complex and multifaceted ways in which law and religion interact. Chen does a masterful job elucidating the situation in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, yet his work is relevant to the relationship between law and religion around the globe. I am not generally a fan of the 'market' approach to understanding law or religion, but the way in which Chen uses that approach to shine a light on the deeper interaction between law and religion and the many problems with the concept of neutrality is enlightening. Simply put, this book is a must read for all law and religion scholars.' Frank S. Ravitch, Michigan State University College of Law

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