When Islam and Democracy Meet: Muslims in Europe and in the United States

Authors: Cesari, Jocelyne

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Exploring the woefully neglected reality of Islam as a major cultural and relgious facet of American and European politics and societies, Cesari examines how Muslims in the West are challenging the notion of an inevitable clash or confrontation. With nearly twelve million Muslims living in the larger countries of Western Europe and almost six million in America, the challenges of integrating newcomers within different countries, and the place of Islam in democratic and secular context in the post 9/11 context, have become more pertinent. Comparing the interaction of Muslims with their new countries, this book addresses the implications of increased Islamic visability, violent clashes, beneficial cooperation, and questions within the Muslim community about their role and the role of Islam in democratic states. Pursuing a holistic approach to Muslims as a new minority within western democracy, Cesari provides important insights.

About the authors

Jocelyne Cesari, is a political scientist, specializing in contemporary Islamic societies, globalization and democratization. She is Senior Research Fellow at the Berkley Center for Peace, Religion and World Affairs at Georgetown University. At Harvard University, she directs the international research program called 'Islam in the West." She has written numerous articles and books on Islam, Globalization, Democratization and Secularism in Western and Muslim-majority contexts. Her most recent publications include Encyclopedia of Islam in the United States (2007), Muslims in the West After 9/11: Religion, Politics and Law (2010), and The Awakening of Muslim Democracy: Religion, Modernity and the State (2013).

Reviews

'Wide-ranging and thoughtful...contributing greatly to our understanding of contemporary intra-Muslim politics.' - Karen Leonard, University of California, Irvine, USA

'A pioneering attempt to engage in a comparative study of Muslim experiences on both sides of the Atlantic.' - Ali S. Asani, Harvard University, USA

'A close reading of Cesari's book leaves the reader with a desire for more; not only regarding the many topics she discusses, but also concerning the numbers and the practical information she offers. This book deserves a future edition.' - Tirza Visser, International Journal of Public Theology


Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction: From Clash to Encounter

    Cesari, Jocelyne

    Pages 1-7

  • The Numbers Debate

    Cesari, Jocelyne

    Pages 9-18

  • Islam as Stigma

    Cesari, Jocelyne

    Pages 21-42

  • The Secularization of Individual Islamic Practice

    Cesari, Jocelyne

    Pages 43-63

  • The Secularization of Islamic Institutions in Europe and the United States: Two Approaches

    Cesari, Jocelyne

    Pages 65-88

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
When Islam and Democracy Meet: Muslims in Europe and in the United States
Authors
Copyright
2004
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Jocelyne Cesari
eBook ISBN
978-1-4039-7856-1
DOI
10.1057/9781403978561
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-312-29401-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4039-7146-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 267
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