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Author Laurence, Jonathan.

Title Integrating Islam : political and religious challenges in contemporary France / Jonathan Laurence, Justin Vaisse
Published Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, [2006]


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 MELB  305.6970944 Lau/Iip  AVAILABLE
Description xviii, 342 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Part I. Being Muslim in France. 1. The steady integration of France's most recent and largest minority ; 2. Patterns of exclusion and inclusion in French society ; 3. From religion to identity : 1,001 ways of being Muslim ; 4. Islamic organizations and leaders in France -- Part II. From Muslims into French citizens : Muslims and public policy. 5. Liberté, égalité-- laïcité : creation of the French Council of the Muslim Religion ; 6. Intolerance or integration? The ban on religious symbols in public schools ; 7. An assessment of French policy responses -- Part III. The Politics of Islam in France and Europe. 8. The pursuit of the Muslim vote and its impact on foreign policy ; 9. Anti-Semitism among Muslims and the rise of communautarisme ; 10. The threat of terrorism and the French response ; 11. Conclusion
Summary "Portrays the more complex reality of Muslim integration into French politics and society. Special attention devoted to the policies developed by successive French governments to encourage integration and discourage extremism"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Muslims -- Cultural assimilation -- France.
Muslims -- Political activity -- France.
Muslims -- Socialization -- France.
Islam -- France.
Islamic fundamentalism -- France.
Islam and politics -- France.
France -- Politics and government.
Author Vaïsse, Justin.
LC no. 2006018347
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