1st Edition

Middle East and North African Immigrants in Europe Current Impact; Local and National Responses

Edited By Ahmed al-Shahi, Richard Lawless Copyright 2005
    312 Pages
    by Routledge

    310 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.

    1. Muslim Migrations from North Africa and the Middle East: Religious presence, institutional reactions Stefano Allievi 2. Muslim Immigrants in Greece: Issues of integration and local responses Dimitris Antoniou 3. Middle Eastern Populations in the Netherlands Hans van Amersfoort 4. French and British Representations of Immigrants and Citizenship Sophie Duchesne 5. Why British Ethnic Minorities Participate More in Local Politics than in French Ones: Cities, institutions and styles of political integration Romain Garbaye 6. The Legal and Socioeconomic Situation of Turks in Germany Simon Green 7. Voluntary Associations and Politics: The case of North Africans in France Camille Hamidi 8. Islam and Austria: Turkish imams and Muslim community building Sabine Kroissenbrunner 9. North African Immigrants in Southern Spain Ibrahim Marashi 10. Ethno-Cultural Diversity and Social Cohesion in Europe Marco Martiniello 11. Anatolia in Athens: The role of social and political networks among Kurdish asylum seekers in Greece Aspasia Papadopoulou 12. Ethnicity, Multiculturalism and Cosmopolitanism in Berlin's Turkish Economy Antoine Pecoud 13. 'Fake Passports and Appointed Communities: National identities in the Danish Asylum Process Zachary Whyte


    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.