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Secular Institutions, Islam and Education Policy

France and the U.S. in Comparative Perspective

Authors: Mattei, P., Aguilar, A.

  • Examines school examinations and educational standardsetting across Europe
  • Argues that schooling and educational achievements are essential to the future of the European project
  • Examines Europe in comparison with OECD countries
  • Author has worked at the LSE and is now based at St Antony's College, Oxford
  • Excellent fit with our European social policy programme, with crossover to education, public policy and European Studies
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About this book

Amidst claims of threats to national identities in an era of increasing diversity, should we be worried about the upsurge in religious animosity in the United States, as well as Europe? This book explores how French society is divided along conflicts about religion, increasingly visible in public schools, and shows the effect that this has had.

About the authors

Paola Mattei is Associate Professor in Comparative Social Policy at the University of Oxford, UK and Fellow of St Antony's College. She has published Restructuring Welfare Organisations in Europe: From Democracy to Good Management?, University Adaptation in Difficult Economic Times and Public Accountability and Health Care Governance.

Andrew Aguilar is a France Fulbright Fellow for the 2015-2016 academic year. He also holds visiting research appointments at St Antony's College, University of Oxford, UK, and at the Center of International Studies (CERI), Sciences Po Paris, France.

Reviews

"This deeply-researched account of Islam and secularity with special emphasis on the failures of the national school system in France will be valuable to all who are concerned with a life-and-death question for modernity: How can individual freedom be squared with social peace, given the current resurgence of groups who feel alienated from the modern secular state?" - E, D. Hirsch, Jr. Author of Cultural Literacy and The Making of Americans

"This deeply-researched account of Islam and secularity with special emphasis on the failures of the national school system in France will be valuable to all who are concerned with a life-and-death question for modernity: How can individual freedom be squared with social peace, given the current resurgence of groups who feel alienated from the modern secular state?" - E, D. Hirsch, Jr. Author of Cultural Literacy and The Making of Americans

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Mattei, Paola (et al.)

    Pages 1-6

  • The New Challenges to the École laïque: Integrating Islam

    Mattei, Paola (et al.)

    Pages 7-29

  • Faire l’Islam Laïc: The Makings of French Islam

    Mattei, Paola (et al.)

    Pages 30-59

  • The French Republican School: l’École Laïque and Its Historical Origins

    Mattei, Paola (et al.)

    Pages 60-79

  • Policies towards Religion in French Public Schools, 1989–2004

    Mattei, Paola (et al.)

    Pages 80-101

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-31608-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $105.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-230-28420-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Secular Institutions, Islam and Education Policy
Book Subtitle
France and the U.S. in Comparative Perspective
Authors
Series Title
St Antony's Series
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-31608-0
DOI
10.1057/9781137316080
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-28420-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 236
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