opposite of what is advantageous has come about. The reason for this is that people define freedom badly. For there are two things by which democracy is thought to be defined: the supremacy of the majority, and freedom. For it is held that the just is equality, that equality is the supremacy of whatever
Naomi T. Campa
Debt, Bondage and Desire among Pakistani Brick Kiln Workers
Antonio De Lauri
Freedom, as the unlimited power of the negative, is presupposed, but not thematised. Alain Badiou , The Century Interference is sufficient for unfreedom. Lack of means is unnecessary for unfreedom. Interference is necessary for unfreedom. Lack of
© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2010 DOI: 10.1163/156973110X542196 Journal of Reformed Theology 4 (2010) 185-207 brill.nl/jrt Reformed Thought on Freedom : Some Further Thoughts* Paul Helm Regent College, Vancouver firstname.lastname@example.org Abstract Reformed Thought on Freedom introduces philosophical
values are given. 1 This tendency is especially charged when it comes to the understanding of freedom as a social value. Contemporary theorists mirror the thinking of liberal empiricist philosophers from Thomas Hobbes to David Hume to John Stuart Mill in specifying the conditions of liberty (and its
1 Introduction For a long time, freedom of religion and belief has been the pride of the West. Religious conflicts, still rampant in other parts of the world, had been largely overcome and the right to freedom of religion and belief had earned a position of honour in the constitutions of all
Edited by Tore Lindholm, W.Cole Durham Jr. and Bahia Tahzib-Lie
Launched by the Oslo Coalition on Freedom of Religion or Belief, this deskbook anthology is designed as a single-volume resource for all who are concerned with facilitating improved global compliance with international standards in this vital area.
The varied and diverse topics addressed by over fifty global experts in the field provide a rich weave of many threads. The book addresses historical and philosophical background on religious human rights, applicable international norms and the international procedural mechanisms for safeguarding these norms. It surveys central areas of controversy, including registration of religious and belief organizations, emerging debates on religion and gender, parental and children’s rights, new religious movements, proselytism, and conscientious objection. Other chapters describe practical approaches to promoting tolerance and understanding through education, inter-religious dialogue, joint religious efforts addressing shared social problems, and conflict resolution initiatives. The volume also provides practical information regarding networking and other background issues that can help translate understanding of the applicable norms and procedures into action. Appendices provide texts of major international instruments on freedom of religion or belief.
Representations and Experiences of Russian Enslaved Captives in Central Asia in the First Half of the 19th Century
sources, European travelogues and Bukharian and Khivan chronicles used to describe the condition of Russian and other captives in Central Asia. The objective is to reach a better understanding of the plurality of meanings that notions such as “freedom,” “dependency” and “slavery” acquired in the
Andreas T. Schmidt
1 Animal Law: Regulation or Abolition? Is socio-political freedom a relevant value for non-human animals and, if so, what does this imply for their legal status? In particular, does animal freedom imply that non-human animals (henceforth ‘animals’) should have legal personhood rights or can
Review Articles / Historical Materialism 19.3 (2011) 205–212 205 © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2011 DOI: 10.1163/156920611X602579 Libertarian Communism: Marx, Engels and the Political Economy of Freedom , Ernesto Screpanti, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007. Abstract Book-review of