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The Emancipation of Europe's Muslims
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The Emancipation of Europe's Muslims: The State's Role in Minority Integration

Jonathan Laurence

Abstract

This book traces how governments across Western Europe have responded to the growing presence of Muslim immigrants in their countries over the past fifty years. Drawing on hundreds of in-depth interviews with government officials and religious leaders in France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Morocco, and Turkey, the book challenges the widespread notion that Europe's Muslim minorities represent a threat to liberal democracy. The book documents how European governments in the 1970s and 1980s excluded Islam from domestic institutions, instead inviting foreign powers like S ... More

Keywords: Muslim immigrants, Muslim minorities, liberal democracy, integration problems, terrorism, Muslim communities, European democracy, political authority, religious authority

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780691144214
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691144214.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jonathan Laurence, author
Boston College