Middle East and North African Immigrants in Europe: Current Impact; Local and National Responses, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Middle East and North African Immigrants in Europe

Current Impact; Local and National Responses, 1st Edition

Edited by Ahmed al-Shahi, Richard Lawless


298 pages

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Fourteen specialists from across the European Union discuss current issues regarding Middle Eastern and North African immigrants in Europe, focusing on topics such as immigration legislation, assimilation, integration, multiculturalism, community formation, citizenship, political participation, and religious and cultural identities.

This book was previously published as a special issue of the journal Immigrants and Minorities.

Table of Contents

1. Muslim Migrations from North Africa and the Middle East: Religious Presence, Institutional Reactions 2. Muslim Immigrants in Greece: Issues of Integration and Local Responses 3. Middle Eastern Populations in the Netherlands 4. French and British Representations of Immigrants and Citizenship5. Why British Ethnic Minorities Participate More in Local Politics than in French Ones: Cities, Institutions and Styles of Political Integration 6. The Legal and Socioeconomic Situation of Turks in Germany 7. Voluntary Associations and Politics: The Case of North Africans in France 8. Islam and Austria: Turkish Imams and Muslim Community Building 9. North African Immigrants in Southern Spain 10. Ethno-Cultural Diversity and Social Cohesion in Europe11. Anatolia in Athens: The Role of Social and Political Networks among Kurdish Asylum Seekers in Greece 12. Ethnicity, Multiculturalism and Cosmopolitanism in Berlin's Turkish Economy 13. Fake Passports and Appointed Communities: National Identities in the Danish Asylum Process

About the Editors

Dr Ahmed Al-Shahi is a Research Fellow, St Anthony's College, University of Oxford, UK. Formerly Social Anthropologist at Newcastle University.

Dr Richard Lawless is a Research Associate, Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford, UK. Formerly at Durham University.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / Middle East / General
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies