From multiculturalism to democratic discrimination [electronic resource] : the challenge of Islam and the re-emergence of Europe's nationalism / Alberto Spektorowski and Daphna Elfersy
- Spektorowski, Alberto, 1952-
- Ann Arbor, Michigan : University of Michigan Press, 2020.
- Physical Description:
- viii, 485 pages ; 24 cm
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- Introduction: Civic Ideals and Muslim Integration: Liberalism, Discriminatory Enlightenment, and Cultural Recognition -- Chapter 1. Neither Irreconcilable not Recognizable: Old and New Fears: The Roots of Mistrust -- Chapter 2. United Kingdom: The Quest for Britishness and State-Centered Multiculturalism -- Chapter 3. The Netherlands: From Religious Toleration to Fortified Secularity -- Chapter 4. France: The End of French Republicanism? Vive la République! -- Conclusion.
- The effect of Islam on Western Europe has been profound. Spektorowski and Elfersy argue that it has transformed European democratic values by inspiring an ultra-liberalism that now faces an ultra-conservative backlash. Questions of what to do about Muslim immigration, how to deal with burqas, how to deal with gender politics, have all been influenced by western democracies' grappling with ideas of inclusion and most recently, exclusion. This book examines those forces and ultimately sees, not an unbridgeable gap, but a future in which Islam and European democracies are compatible, rich, and evolving.
- 0472132164 (hardcover)
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- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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