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The Resource Exporting freedom : religious liberty and American power, Anna Su

Exporting freedom : religious liberty and American power, Anna Su

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Exporting freedom : religious liberty and American power
Title
Exporting freedom
Title remainder
religious liberty and American power
Statement of responsibility
Anna Su
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Religious freedom is widely recognized today as a basic human right, guaranteed by nearly all national constitutions. Exporting Freedom charts the rise of religious freedom as an ideal firmly enshrined in international law and shows how America's promotion of the cause of individuals worldwide to freely practice their faith advanced its ascent as a global power. Anna Su traces America's exportation of religious freedom in various laws and policies enacted over the course of the twentieth century, in diverse locations and under a variety of historical circumstances. Influenced by growing religious tolerance at home and inspired by a belief in the United States' obligation to protect the persecuted beyond its borders, American officials drafted constitutions as part of military occupations in the Philippines after the Spanish<U+0127> �American War, in Japan following World War II, and in Iraq after 2003. They also spearheaded efforts to reform the international legal order by pursuing Wilsonian principles in the League of Nations, drafting the United Nations Charter, and signing the Helsinki Accords during the Cold War. The fruits of these labors are evident in the religious freedom provisions in international legal instruments, regional human rights conventions, and national constitutions. In examining the evolution of religious freedom from an expression of the civilizing impulse to the democratization of states and, finally, through the promotion of human rights, Su offers a new understanding of the significance of religion in international relations.--
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1980-
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Su, Anna
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Freedom of religion
  • Freedom of religion
  • Religion and international relations
  • United States
Label
Exporting freedom : religious liberty and American power, Anna Su
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-270) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- White man's burden -- Removing the fertile sources of war -- A God-fearing democracy -- Spiritual disarmament -- Cold war, hot rights -- Age of exceptionalism -- Conclusion
Control code
FIEb17793774
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
286 pages
Isbn
9780674286023
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)907059992
Label
Exporting freedom : religious liberty and American power, Anna Su
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-270) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- White man's burden -- Removing the fertile sources of war -- A God-fearing democracy -- Spiritual disarmament -- Cold war, hot rights -- Age of exceptionalism -- Conclusion
Control code
FIEb17793774
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
286 pages
Isbn
9780674286023
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)907059992

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