Islam in Europe

The Politics of Religion and Community

  • Steven Vertovec
  • Ceri Peach

Part of the Migration, Minorities and Citizenship Series book series (MMC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Introduction

  3. Long-Standing Presence

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-57
    2. Bogdan Szajkowski
      Pages 91-100
  4. New Formations

  5. New Representations

  6. Afterword

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 261-261
    2. Jørgen S. Nielsen
      Pages 263-272
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 273-283

About this book


The twelve million Muslims living in western and eastern (non-CIS) Europe are confronted with the combined, localised effects of xenophobia, nationalism, an historical stigma attached to Islam and a contemporary fear of the 'global Islamic threat'. In resistance, a variety of Muslim groups throughout Europe have developed a 'politics of religion and community' calling for equal treatment of Muslim minorities in the public sphere. This volume provides insights into these groups and activities, their histories, ideologies, organizations and modes of representation.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Steven Vertovec
    • 1
  • Ceri Peach
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre for Research in Ethnic RelationsUniversity of WarwickCoventryUK
  2. 2.University of OxfordUK

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