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

ISBN 9780415568326
Published September 30, 2009 by Routledge
312 Pages

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Book Description

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 Citizenship  5. 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 Europe  11. 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

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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.