Religious freedom as a contested human right
With its focus on religious freedom the PhD-project is located within the critical norm research program of International Relations. Against the background of the global discursive contestedness and its huge variance in compliance with the norm, the project asks: Why and under which conditions states violate the global norm of religious freedom? To answer this question, the project reconstructs the global discourse on religious freedom within the United Nations, and empirically analyzes variations in norm violations in between non-Muslim religious minorities in Iran. The project’s qualitative, interpretative approach intends to unveil context-specific causal mechanisms, influential discourses and hegemonic narratives.
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