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Making Room for Islam in Germany’s Public Schools: The Role of the Länder

  • Triadafilos TriadafilopoulosEmail author
  • Joachim Rahmann
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Part of the Islam und Politik book series (ISPO)

Zusammenfassung

Immigration has altered Germany’s religious landscape. While Catholics and Protestants are still dominant, Islam has emerged as the Federal Republic’s third largest religion with some four million believers. The German state has belatedly responded to this state of affairs by seeking to “integrate” Islam into its elaborate system of church-state relations. This process has been hampered by the politicization of Islam in Germany (and Europe more generally) and the difficulties in crafting a peak association for Muslims in line with those that represent Catholics, Protestants and Jews.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Political ScienceUniversity of Toronto ScarboroughToronto, OntarioCanada
  2. 2.BerlinDeutschland

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