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The Sciences Po Series in International Relations and Political Economy

Governing Islam Abroad

Turkish and Moroccan Muslims in Western Europe

Authors: Bruce, Benjamin

  • Concentrates on the similar capacity of Turkey and Morocco to intervene in religious affairs as a domain of public policy
  • Addresses the question of “Islam in the West” from the perspective of the home states
  • Offers a comparative study of home states' transnational politics and foreign policy interests backed up by an understanding of the relevant historical and political contexts
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About this book

From sending imams abroad to financing mosques and Islamic associations, home states play a key role in governing Islam in Western Europe.  Drawing on over one hundred interviews and years of fieldwork, this book employs a comparative perspective that analyzes the foreign religious activities of the two home states with the largest diaspora populations in Europe: Turkey and Morocco. The research shows how these states use religion to promote ties with their citizens and their descendants abroad while also seeking to maintain control over the forms of Islam that develop within the diaspora. The author identifies and explains the internal and foreign political interests that have motivated state actors on both sides of the Mediterranean, ultimately arguing that interstate cooperation in religious affairs has and will continue to have a structural influence on the evolution of Islam in Western Europe. 

About the authors

Benjamin Bruce is Research Fellow with the Mexican National Council of Science and Technology (Conacyt) at El Colegio de la Frontera Norte (El Colef), Mexico.

Reviews

Governing Islam Abroad is an authoritative guide to the nuances of transnational religious cooperation. Bruce uses extensive fieldwork to offer a multi-dimensional view of sending states and receiving states. It is a thought-provoking contribution to the debate over what constitutes a country of origin.” (Jonathan Laurence, Professor of Political Science, Boston College, USA)

“Winner of the Rémy Leveau prize, this study provides a remarkable comparison of the public management of Islam abroad between Turkey, Germany, Morocco and France. Bruce’s exceptional work explores the implications of this new kind of foreign policy and migratory diplomacy, opening up new paths for research in comparative politics and on theories of public governance beyond borders.” (Catherine Wihtol de Wenden, CNRS Senior Researcher Emeritus, CERI, Sciences Po, France)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Bruce, Benjamin

    Pages 1-13

  • The Many Faces of Official Islam in Turkey

    Bruce, Benjamin

    Pages 15-43

  • The Makhzen and the Religious Field

    Bruce, Benjamin

    Pages 45-72

  • The Development of State Religious Services Abroad

    Bruce, Benjamin

    Pages 73-113

  • Creating a National Islam? Partial Governance and Public Policy Instruments

    Bruce, Benjamin

    Pages 115-163

Buy this book

eBook $64.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-78664-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $84.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-78663-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Governing Islam Abroad
Book Subtitle
Turkish and Moroccan Muslims in Western Europe
Authors
Series Title
The Sciences Po Series in International Relations and Political Economy
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-78664-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-78664-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-78663-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 303
Number of Illustrations
7 illustrations in colour
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