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POLI 7813 Islam in Europe (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

Students will explore the policies that governments in Europe adopted in response to the presence of growing numbers of Muslims in their territories over the past half-century. How do democratic governments cope with the emergence of new religions? How are new citizens incorporated? How are challenging or threatening ideologies reconciled with the rule of law? What is the relationship between policies towards groups and incorporation outcomes? The course will examine how Muslims' presence affects the relationship between state and society, and explore how governments have come to treat Islam as a domestic religion and encourage Muslims to embrace national citizenship.


Instructor(s): Jonathan Laurence

Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor required

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Last Updated: 07-Dec-13