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Naomi T. Campa

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

The Absence of Freedom

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

Paul Helm

© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2010 DOI: 10.1163/156973110X542196 Journal of Reformed Theology 4 (2010) 185-207 Reformed Thought on Freedom : Some Further Thoughts* Paul Helm Regent College, Vancouver Abstract Reformed Thought on Freedom introduces philosophical

John Christman

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

Silvio Ferrari

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

As the world enters the 21st Century, the challenges in implementing freedom of religion or belief grow more complex and more acute. How can the internationally recognized norms regarding freedom of religion or belief be meaningful for all – women and men, majorities and minorities, established religions and new religious movements, parents and children? How can tolerance, mutual respect and understanding be globally expanded? How does freedom of religion or belief relate to other human rights?
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.

Speaking about Freedom and Dependency

Representations and Experiences of Russian Enslaved Captives in Central Asia in the First Half of the 19th Century

Elena Smolarz

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

Tom Bunyard

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

Will, Action and Freedom

Christological Controversies in the Seventh Century


Cyril Hovorun

Such important issues of the modern thought as freedom, will, and action have their roots not only in classical philosophy, but also in early Christian theology. The book aims to fill a gap in our knowledge about the theological roots of the issues mentioned. The author explores Christological contests of the 7th century on the issues of will and actions (energy) in Christ. The main source for the research are the acts of the western and eastern Church councils and writings of the most prominent theologians of the time. The author also thoroughly examines the preceding theological traditions associated with the names of Apollinarius of Laodicea, Theodore of Mopsuestia, Cyril of Alexandria and Severus of Antioch.