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Muslims in 21st Century Europe

Structural and Cultural Perspectives, 1st Edition

Edited by Anna Triandafyllidou


240 pages | 2 B/W Illus.

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Muslims in 21st Century Europe explores the interaction between native majorities and Muslim minorities in various European countries with a view to highlighting different paths of integration of immigrant and native Muslims.

Starting with a critical overview of the institutionalisation of Islam in Europe and a discussion on the nature of Muslimophobia as a social phenomenon, this book shows how socio-economic, institutional and political parameters set the frame for Muslim integration in Europe. Britain, France, Germany, the Netherlands, and Sweden are selected as case studies among the 'old' migration hosts. Italy, Spain and Greece are included to highlight the issues arising and the policies adopted in southern Europe to accommodate Muslim claims and needs.

The book highlights the internal diversity of both minority and majority populations, and analyses critically the political and institutional responses to the presence of Muslims.

Table of Contents

1. Muslims and Multiculturalism in 21st century Europe, Anna Triandafyllidou and Daniel Faas 2. Islamophobia qua Racial Discrimination: Muslimophobia, Burak Erdenir 3. Public Policies towards Muslims and the Institutionalization of 'Moderate Islam' in Europe: some critical reflections, Sara Silvestri 4. Muslims in Germany: From Guest Workers to Citizens? Daniel Faas 5. Britain: Contemporary developments in cases of Muslim-state engagement, Tariq Modood and Nasar Meer 6. From Empire to Republic, the French Muslim Dilemma, Valerie Amiraux 7. Islam in the Netherlands, Dutch Islam, Thijl Sunier 8. Sweden: Cooperation and Conflict, Jonas Otterbeck 9. Muslims in Italy: models of integration and new citizenship, Maurizia Russo Spena 10. Muslims in Spain: Blurring past and present Moors, Ricard Zapata-Barrero and Nynke de Witte 11. Greece: The Challenge of Native and Immigrant Muslim Populations, Anna Triandafyllidou

About the Editor

Anna Triandafyllidou is Assistant Professor at the Democritus University of Thrace in Greece, Senior Research Fellow at ELIAMEP in Athens, and Professor at the College of Europe in Bruges. Her main areas of research and teaching are migration, nationalism, and European integration. Recent books include Irregular Migration in Europe (2010, Ashgate), European Immigration: A Sourcebook (2007, Ashgate), Multiculturalism, Muslims and Citizenship: A European Approach (2006, Routledge), Transcultural Europe (2006) and Contemporary Polish Migration in Europe (2006, The Edwin Allen Press).

About the Series

Studies in European Sociology

Europe is currently undergoing massive change. In the former Eastern Europe, societies are adapting to post-communist regimes and economies and facing the implications of war in the Balkans. In the west the increased integration of the European Union impacts on every aspect of legal, economic and political life. The whole of Europe is going through major transformations in terms of gender, race and class. This series published by Routledge with the European Sociological Association, provides a forum for sociological responses to these developments.    

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology of Religion