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Choosing Islamic Conservatism:  Muslim Youth in Europe and the UK and the Question of Social Cohesion

Project description

Why conservative Islamic views gain ground

The Islamic networks that have historically embedded themselves in Muslim communities in Europe and the United Kingdom represent the most conservative Islamic knowledge traditions. They promote highly conservative social norms, encourage isolation from mainstream society and, in extreme cases, also endorse jihad. The ERC-funded CICMSC project will explore the reasons these conservative movements remain highly popular amongst second- and third-generation Muslims despite growing efforts of Islamic scholars and institutions actively trying to promote teachings from the classical Islamic scholarly tradition with a focus on today’s social reality. The project will focus on the push and pull factors. It will also test the hypothesis that ‘mosque-dense Muslim-majority neighbourhoods’ are central to ingraining a conservative social Islamic imaginary in each subsequent generation.

Host institution

THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
Net EU contribution
€ 2 455 847,00
Address
Wellington Square University Offices
OX1 2JD Oxford
United Kingdom

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Region
South East (England) Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Oxfordshire
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Beneficiaries (1)

THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 2 455 847,00
Address
Wellington Square University Offices
OX1 2JD Oxford

See on map

Region
South East (England) Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Oxfordshire
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00