From Multiculturalism to Integration : Muslim Women and Preventing Violent Extremism Policies in the UK, 2001–2016 book cover
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From Multiculturalism to Integration
Muslim Women and Preventing Violent Extremism Policies in the UK, 2001–2016

ISBN 9781032020891
Published September 29, 2021 by Routledge India
146 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book is key to the debates surrounding the achievement of Preventing Violent Extremism (PVE), a crucial aspect of SDG16 – ‘Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions’. It examines the role of Muslim women activists in the implementation of ethno-religious minority policies in the UK. It presents a comprehensive analysis of Muslim women’s engagement with political and governance processes over the years, especially the execution of PVE policies in the aftermath of the 7/7 bombings in the UK. It studies the extent to which the government has been successful in its policy of involving Muslim women in governing contexts, by referring to changes that these women have brought about as part of the government’s consultative forums and meetings. Drawing on evidence based on documentary analysis and in-depth elite interviews, the author highlights the positive role of non-elected Muslim women in the wider debate on countering extremism and radicalization.

An important contribution to the study of minority policies in the UK, the book will be useful for students and researchers of security studies, public policy, minority studies, politics, multiculturalism, terrorism, race and ethnic studies and sociology.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction  2. A Decentred Approach to Policy Making  3. Multiculturalism to Integration: Conceptualising Key Terms and Concepts  4. British Policies Towards its Minorities: Historical Background and Context  5. The Role of British Muslim women Activists in informing and implementing post 7/7 PVE policies of the British government  6. Luton: A Community Development Approach to PVE  7. ‘Representation Claims’ of Muslim Women Activists: Authenticity or Authorization?  8.  Conclusion

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Abeeda Qureshi is Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science and International Relations, University of Management and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan