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Finding a Place for Islam in Europe: Cultural Interactions between Muslim immigrants and Receiving Societies

Objectif

The central research question of this project is: how have different traditions of national identity, citizenship, and church-state relations affected European immigration countries’ incorporation of Islam, and what are the consequences of these approaches for patterns of cultural distance and interaction between Muslim immigrants and their descendants, and the receiving society? We answer this question by focusing on three specific research questions: (1) What are the differences between European immigration countries in how they deal with cultural and religious differences of immigrant groups in general, and of Muslims in particular? This question has two aspects. First, the more formal aspect of legislation and jurisprudence, which we will address by way of gathering a systematic set of cross-national indicators using secondary sources. Secondly, cultural relations are also affected importantly by how conceptions of national identity, citizenship, church-state relations, and the position of Islam in relation to these, are framed and contested in the public sphere. (2) To what extent do we find differences across immigration countries in cultural distance and patterns of interaction between various Muslim immigrant groups and the receiving society population? On the one hand, we will focus here on attitudes, norms, and values. On the other hand, we will look at cultural and religious resources and practices. (3) To what extent can cross-national differences in cultural distance and patterns of interethnic and interreligious interaction be explained by the different approaches that immigration countries have followed towards the management of cultural difference in general, and Islam in particular?

Champ scientifique

  • /lettres/philosophie, éthique et religion/religion/islam

Appel à propositions

FP7-SSH-2007-1
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Régime de financement

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinateur

UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM
Adresse
Spui 21
1012WX Amsterdam
Pays-Bas
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contribution de l’UE
€ 272 015
Contact administratif
Frans Tolsma (Ms.)

Participants (5)

WISSENSCHAFTSZENTRUM BERLIN FUR SOZIALFORSCHUNG GGMBH
Allemagne
Contribution de l’UE
€ 287 040
Adresse
Reichpietschufer 50
10785 Berlin
Type d’activité
Research Organisations
Contact administratif
Reinhild Wagner (Ms.)
UNIVERSITE DE GENEVE
Suisse
Contribution de l’UE
€ 223 920
Adresse
Rue Du General Dufour 24
1211 Geneve
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contact administratif
Marco Giugni (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL
United Kingdom
Contribution de l’UE
€ 206 400
Adresse
Beacon House Queens Road
BS8 1QU Bristol
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contact administratif
Paul Statham (Prof.)
UNIVERSITE LIBRE DE BRUXELLES
Belgique
Contribution de l’UE
€ 214 800
Adresse
Avenue Franklin Roosevelt 50
1050 Bruxelles
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contact administratif
Dirk Jacobs (Dr.)
FONDATION NATIONALE DES SCIENCES POLITIQUES
France
Contribution de l’UE
€ 244 108
Adresse
Rue Saint Guillaume 27
75341 Paris Cedex 07
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contact administratif
Gina Sandanassamy (Ms.)