199 Islam in Europe Reconsidered: Comparative Approaches

Thursday, June 27, 2013: 9:00 AM-10:45 AM
D1.18A (Oudemanhuispoort)
This session aims to examine the relationship between Muslim migrants and minorities, on one side, and liberal states’ policies for politically accommodating cultural and religious difference, on the other. It addresses the ‘multicultural’ debates through papers that are based on original empirical findings and which apply a comparative approach, across groups, countries, or both. Research will be presented that is based on survey findings, with non-Muslim and Muslim populations, as well as on analyses of public debates over the relationship between Muslims and their societies of settlement. In this way, the session will contribute to knowledge and debate on Muslims’ perceptions and social relationships within their societies, as well as the representations of these within liberal states’ public discourses. Further, cross-national and cross-group comparisons, will allow for debate about different group and national trajectories and experiences.
Ruud Koopmans
A struggle over religious rights? How Muslim minorities and natives view the accommodation of religion in six European countries
Sarah Carol, Social Science Center Berlin (WZB); Ines Michalowski, Social Science Research Center Berlin
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