Muslims and the State in Britain, France, and Germany
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- Joel S. Fetzer, Pepperdine University, Malibu
- J. Christopher Soper, Pepperdine University, Malibu
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European governments must struggle with assimilating Muslim newcomers into their countries, with so many more now living in Western Europe. Britain, France, and Germany have dealt with the related problems differently. This book explains why their policies differ and proposes ways of ensuring the successful incorporation of practicing Muslims into liberal democracies. Resolving their issues has become all the more urgent in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.Read more
- Considers complicated questions of policy towards Muslims in Europe after 9/11
- Emphasis on specifically religious aspects of Muslim immigrants in Europe
- Unique focus on church-state relations
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"In a timely study, given the massive influx of Muslims into Britain, France, and Germany and its disorienting impact on societies traditionally dominated by Christian culture, Fetzer and Soper compare the position of Islam and Muslims. Highly recommended." CHOICESee more reviews
"...[a] valuable contribution."
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"These authors have provided a solid foundation for efforts to understand the minority/majority dynamics involved in large scale Muslim settlement in western European societies." Arab Studies Quarterly Pamela Irving Jackson, Rhode Island College
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- Date Published: November 2006
- format: Adobe eBook Reader
- isbn: 9780511227523
- contains: 2 tables
- availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
Table of Contents
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1. Explaining the accommodation of Muslim religious practices in Western Europe
2. Britain: establishment religion and Islamic schools
3. France: Laïcité and the hijab
4. Germany: multiple establishment and public corporation status
5. Public attitudes toward state accommodation of Muslims' religious practices
6. Integration and Muslim practice
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