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Relations between religion and the state seen through the lens of law and the day to day function of the judiciary in the US, Egypt, and China. Ways that religions provide the justification and structural foundation for the exercise of political and legal power within and between states as well as ways that religions respond to legal constraints enacted by governments. Focus on the repercussions of “Freedom of Religion” both historically and internationally and the role of secularism in fostering distinctly modern forms of religiosity and“fundamentalisms.” First Amendment case-law in the United States; issues of sovereignty, law, and the state in Egypt and China.

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  • School of Arts & Sciences