The long arm of the state? Transnationalism, Islam, and nation-building: the case of Turkey and Morocco

  title={The long arm of the state? Transnationalism, Islam, and nation-building: the case of Turkey and Morocco},
  author={Thijl Sunier and Heleen van der Linden and Ellen van de Bovenkamp},
  journal={Contemporary Islam},
From the moment the first Turkish and Moroccan workers migrated to Europe in the early 1960s, the Turkish and Moroccan states have been concerned with how to bind emigrated citizens to their country of origin. In this article, we focus on Islam as a multi-dimensional binding mechanism. Religion is a broad register that links emotion, affect, and senses of belonging and binds individuals to political and cultural projects of collective actors and states. As we will demonstrate, it is a field in… 
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