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The Emancipation of Europe's Muslims: The State's Role in Minority Integration
The Emancipation of Europe's Muslims 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, Jonathan La ...more
Paperback, 366 pages
Published January 8th 2012 by Princeton University Press
(first published January 1st 2011)
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This is a book which will resonate with people, like myself, who believe that muslim immigrants aren't so very different from other people. They want much the same things: liberty, dignity, opportunity, security and representation. And they are willing to make reasonable compromises to share the benefits of an open and democratic society. Laurence anatomises the halting progress of Europe's diverse muslim populations towards emancipation and integration. In the early days of post-war ...more