Muslim diaspora and European identity: The politics of exclusion and inclusion

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Abstract

This chapter analyses the presence of Muslims in the European Union. It is divided into three sections: The first section offers a brief historical account of the settlement of Muslim communities in the European Union and the formal advocacy of a European identity in response to various dilemmas deriving from their presence, the second section elaborates on what I call the four stages of interaction and, finally, the third section looks more closely at the politics of exclusion and inclusion. The chapter concludes by underlining that the presence of the Muslim diaspora in the European Union represents a growing concern both for the Muslims and Europeans, an aspect that further questions the relevance of the European Union's official motto 'united in diversity'.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGlobal Diasporas and Development
Subtitle of host publicationSocioeconomic, Cultural, and Policy Perspectives
PublisherSpringer India
Pages237-248
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9788132210474
ISBN (Print)9788132210467
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2014
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences

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