Muslims in the Enlarged Europe : Religion and Society

  title={Muslims in the Enlarged Europe : Religion and Society},
  author={Brigitte Mar{\'e}chal and Stefano Allievi and J{\o}rgen S. Nielsen and Felice Dassetto},
This volume describes the main characteristics of contemporary European Islam. Following an outline of the historical background and some statistics related to the presence of Islam in Europe, the process of growth/ the development of Islam is analysed through religious instruction in educational systems, organisational structures and the forms of political participation by Muslims. In addition to a description of the relationship between European states and Islam in judicial terms, the… 

Islam and Religion in the EU Political System

This article examines the increasing relevance of Islam and religion in the institutional arrangement of the EU post-Maastricht and the future policy implications for the complex political system of

Islam in Sweden: Institutionalization, Public Debates and Discursive Paradoxes

The Muslim presence in Sweden in modern times is a fairly new phenomenon and therefore is distinct from many other European countries with a colonial past. The first Muslim congregation was

The development of the Islamic financial tradition in contemporary Britain

This thesis considers developments in the provision of Islamic financial products in Britain in the first few years of the twenty-first century, in the light of some important debates about the

Religious identity and practice among indigenous Muslims and Muslim immigrants

Research on Muslims in Europe has highlighted the importance of three issues: the politics of recognising religious diversity, the tolerance (or not) of public claims to Muslim identity and whether

Theories of the State Accommodation of Islamic Religious Practices in Western Europe

In their work on Muslims in Western Europe, social scientists often employ four theories to explain the state accommodation of Muslim minorities’ religious practices: resource mobilisation theory,

Mosque Conflicts in European Cities: Introduction

This brief paper introduces the special issue on mosque conflicts in Europe, which draws on research results of the Network of Comparative Research on Islam and Muslims in Europe. The paper first

Islam Italiano: Prospects for Integration of Muslims in Italy's Religious Landscape

Abstract Despite daunting political and social challenges to the insertion of Islam in Italy's spiritual geography, there is much evidence to suggest that integration is already underway and will

The accommodation of Islam in Portugal and Ireland: institutional configurations and religious diversity

This paper compares the establishment of Islamic communities in Portugal and Ireland since the end of the 1950s. Whereas much of the literature focuses on cases such as France, Britain, Germany or

Muslims and the State in the Post-9/11 West: Introduction

Recent events have layered a security dimension on top of pre-existing concerns about Muslim integration in liberal democracies. The contributions to this collection address four central themes

Minorities, Muslims and Shari: Some Reflections on Islamic Law and Muslims without Political Power

Abstract Muslims are defined as Muslims by their sacred law; as such, they constitute a religious community delineated, theoretically and practically, according to a notion of jurisprudence. The