Muslim Integration into Western Cultures: Between Origins and Destinations

  title={Muslim Integration into Western Cultures: Between Origins and Destinations},
  author={Pippa Norris and Ronald F. Inglehart},
  journal={Political Studies},
  pages={228 - 251}
To what extent do migrants carry their culture with them, and to what extent do they acquire the culture of their new home? The answer not only has important political implications; it also helps us understand the extent to which basic cultural values are enduring or malleable, and whether cultural values are traits of individuals or are attributes of a given society. The first part of this article considers theories about the impact of growing social diversity in Western nations. We classify… 

Acculturation, decoupling, or both? Migration’s impact on the linkage between religiosity and gender equality attitudes

ABSTRACT Turkish migrants are one of the largest minority groups within Europe, the majority of which is Muslim. Radical right politicians stress the threat of Islam for what they consider European

Muslims, Socio-cultural Integration, and Pride in Canadian Democracy

Abstract:In this paper, I use the General Social Survey 2013 (Cycle 27) and address three aspects of integration anxiety about Muslims in Canada: a) the extent to which Muslim immigrants' level of

What Makes Muslims Feel French?

In this article, we analyze the extent to which Muslims self-identify as French. A common interpretation of Muslim political attitudes assumes that Islam fundamentally conflicts with mainstream

Are Muslim immigrants assimilating? Cultural assimilation trajectories in immigrants’ attitudes toward gender roles in Europe

  • Ka-U Ng
  • Sociology
    Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies
  • 2022
ABSTRACT As public attitudes toward gender roles in Western societies become increasingly liberal, Muslim immigrants and their children in Europe are regarded as conservative and unassimilated. This

How Muslims’ denomination shapes their integration: the effects of religious marginalization in origin countries on Muslim migrants’ national identifications and support for gender equality

  • S. Glas
  • Sociology
    Ethnic and Racial Studies
  • 2021
ABSTRACT Public debates proclaim that Muslims have turned their backs on Western societies and their “core values”. Quantitative studies have shown that Muslim migrants identify more with their

The relation between religiosity and Muslims’ social integration: a two-wave study of recent immigrants in three European countries

ABSTRACT Does their degree of religiosity affect how successfully recent Muslim migrants integrate socially into the host society in terms of their social contacts with the majority population and

The impact of anti-Muslim hostilities on how Muslims connect their religiosity to support for gender equality in Western Europe

Right-wing populist voices argue that Muslims do not belong in Western Europe because Islam opposes the “core Western value” of women's empowerment. Ironically, such hostilities could cause European

The Quest For Equal Citizenship: Middle Eastern Christian Narratives of Migration and Inclusion in the United Kingdom

This article explores how migrants experience the process of becoming (and being) citizens by taking the understudied case of Middle Eastern Christians of Iraqi and Egyptian heritage residing in the

“I think I am a very strong woman”: Arabic-Origin Women Mobilizing Values and Claiming Worth in Denmark

Across Western European nations, politicians often problematize immigrants’ cultural values and question their fit with majority society. Within this discourse, immigrant women, especially those of

Gender Egalitarian Beliefs and Europe's Immigrants

A substantial share of Europe’s population are immigrants and children of immigrants. Typically, immigrants migrate from countries with less gender egalitarian cultures to countries with more



Muslim Immigrants in Western Europe: Persisting Value Differences or Value Adaptation?

By the end of World War II, less than one million Muslims were living in Western Europe. Half a century later, the number had risen to some 15 millions, and Islam has become Europe’s second largest

Are Muslim Immigrants Different in Terms of Cultural Integration?

Using the UK Fourth National Survey of Ethnic Minorities, we explore the determinants of religious identity for Muslims and non-Muslims. We find that Muslims integrate less and more slowly than

The ‘new Islam’ and Bangladeshi youth in Britain and the US

Abstract In this paper I look at the growth of revivalist Islam – the ‘new Islam’ – within Muslim migrant communities in Western societies. I do so through a comparative analysis of how

Islam, Europe's Second Religion: The New Social, Cultural, and Political Landscape

Provides a country-by-country survey of the growing importance of Islam in Europe. Today there are at least 15 million people in Western Europe who adhere to the Muslim faith or have close cultural

Remaking the American Mainstream: Assimilation and Contemporary Immigration

In this age of multicultural democracy, the idea of assimilation - that the social distance separating immigrants and their children from the mainstream of American society closes over time - seems

The Relationship Between Gender Equality and Democracy: A Comparison of Arab Versus Non-Arab Muslim Societies

Inglehart and Norris argue that the core clash between the Islamic world and the West is over issues concerning gender equality rather than democracy. However, a comparison between Arab and non-Arab


This article examines citizens' support for democracy across forty-six nations. The authors use multilevel modeling and data from the World Values Survey and other sources to assess individuals'

Islamic Culture and Democracy: Testing the 'Clash of Civilizations' Thesis

In seeking to understand the root causes of the events of 9/11 many accounts have turned to Samuel P. Huntington's provocative and controversial thesis of a 'clash of civilizations', arousing strong

Dutch women are liberated, migrant women are a problem: The evolution of policy frames on gender and migration in the Netherlands (1995-2005)

Over the past decade, there has been a major shift in Dutch gender equality policy to an almost exclusive focus on migrant women. Simultaneously, the focus of ‘minority policies’ has shifted more and