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European States and their Muslim Citizens: The Impact of Institutions on Perceptions and Boundaries (Cambridge Studies in Law and Society)

European States and their Muslim Citizens: The Impact of Institutions on Perceptions and Boundaries (Cambridge Studies in Law and Society)

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John R. Bowen
Cambridge University Press
Edition: Reprint, 8/6/2015
EAN 9781107545991, ISBN10: 1107545994

Paperback, 302 pages, 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.8 cm
Language: English

This book responds to the often loud debates about the place of Muslims in Western Europe by proposing an analysis based in institutions, including schools, courts, hospitals, the military, electoral politics, the labor market, and civic education courses. The contributors consider the way people draw on practical schemas regarding others in their midst who are often categorized as Muslims. Chapters based on fieldwork and policy analysis across several countries examine how people interact in their everyday work lives, where they construct moral boundaries, and how they formulate policies concerning tolerable diversity, immigration, discrimination, and political representation. Rather than assuming that each country has its own national ideology that explains such interactions, contributors trace diverse pathways along which institutions complicate or disrupt allegedly consistent national ideologies. These studies shed light on how Muslims encounter particular faces and facets of the state as they go about their lives, seeking help and legitimacy as new citizens of a fast-changing Europe.

1. An institutional approach to framing Muslims in Europe John R. Bowen, Christophe Bertossi, Jan Willem Duyvendak and Mona Lena Krook
Part I. Practical Schemas in Everyday Institutional Life
2. Hospitals as sites of cultural confrontation and integration in France and Germany Carolyn Sargent and Susan L. Erikson
3. Schooling and new religious diversity across four European countries Thijl Sunier
4. French 'Muslim' soldiers? Social change and pragmatism in a military institution Christophe Bertossi
5. Practical schemas, conjunctures, and social locations
laïcité in French hospitals and schools Christophe Bertossi and John R. Bowen
Part II. Institutions and National Political Ideologies
6. Juridical framings of Islam in France and Germany John R. Bowen and Mathias Rohe
7. Legitimizing host country institutions
a comparative analysis of civic education courses in France and Germany Ines Michalowski
8. Minorities in electoral politics
gender, race, and political inclusion in Sweden, France, and Britain Mona Lena Krook
9. How institutional context shapes headscarf debates across Scandinavia Birte Siim
10. Populism, sexual politics, and the exclusion of Muslims in the Netherlands Justus Uitermark, Paul Mepschen and Jan Willem Duyvendak
11. Conclusion John R. Bowen, Christophe Bertossi, Jan Willem Duyvendak and Mona Lena Krook.