Encyclopedia of Law and Religion

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Edited by: Gerhard Robbers and W. Cole Durham

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In recent years, issues of freedom of religion or belief and state-religion relations have become increasingly important worldwide. The Encyclopedia of Law and Religion, unique in its breadth and global coverage, provides an important foundational resource for study of these issues. The encyclopedia covers the relation between law and religion in its various aspects, including those related to the role of religion in society, the relations between religion and state institutions, freedom of religion, legal aspects of religious traditions, the interaction between law and religion, and other issues at the junction of law, religion, and state.

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Wake Island

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Author(s): not-specified
forthcoming Not Specified Bibliography  

Wallis and Futuna

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Author(s): not-specified
See France. Not Specified Bibliography  

Western Sahara

(1,208 words)

Author(s): Scott Ludlow
I. Social Facts Western Sahara is located in the western part of North Africa, bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, Morocco, Algeria, and Mauritania. An official census has not been performed in Western Sahara since 1974, before the Spanish gave up their claim to the region. The CIA World Factbook estimates the population to be 555,000 as of July 2014. Two governments lay claim to the region: Morocco and the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR). For practical purposes, Morocco controls between 75 and 85% of Western Sahara, and the SADR controls the remaining portion. Both governments de…