Social justice through citizenship? The politics of Muslim integration in Germany and Great Britain

Lewicki, Aleksandra (2014) Social justice through citizenship? The politics of Muslim integration in Germany and Great Britain. Palgrave Politics of Identity and Citizenship Series . Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke. ISBN 9781137436634

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Abstract

The accommodation of Islam in European societies has received a great deal of negative publicity, especially since Al-Qaeda terrorism became increasingly perceived as a ‘home grown’ issue in Europe. In addition to heightened surveillance and policing, European governments implemented novel ‘integration measures’ focusing on Muslim communities. This book is concerned with the discursive framing of these integration policies in two European countries, Germany and Great Britain. Investigating formalized consultations with German and British Muslim community representatives and the introduction of new legislation protecting against religious discrimination, the study examines how salient discourses of citizenship conceive of social problems and their potential solutions and thereby frame the ‘Muslim question’ in Europe. Lewicki argues that citizenship studies need to move away from defining citizenship as a single, monolithic regime and account for its contested nature that is reproduced through competing discourses that can facilitate or inhibit the reduction of structural inequalities.

Item Type: Book
Keywords: Citizenship, Structural Inequality, Integration Policy, Islam in Europe, Germany, UK
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Sociology
Subjects: H Social Sciences
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
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Depositing User: Aleksandra Lewicki
Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2018 15:19
Last Modified: 26 Jan 2018 15:19
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/73162
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