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Book review: How Merkel, Cameron, and Sarkozy have played the role of champions for Europe’s secular identity against the perceived threat of Islam

Scalvini, Marco (2012) Book review: How Merkel, Cameron, and Sarkozy have played the role of champions for Europe’s secular identity against the perceived threat of Islam. LSE Review of Books .

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Abstract

Since 9/11, the Muslim presence in Europe has been increasingly perceived as ‘problematic’. Events such as the French ban on headscarves in public schools, the publication of the cartoons in Denmark, and speeches by political leaders have hit the front pages of newspapers the world over, and prompted a number of scholarly debates on Muslims’ capacity to comply with the seemingly neutral and pluralistic rules of European secularity. Luca Mavelli argues that this perspective has prevented an in-depth reflection on the limits of Europe’s secular tradition and its role in Europe’s conflictual encounter with Islam. Reviewed by Marco Scalvini.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/
Additional Information: © 2012 LSE review of books
Library of Congress subject classification: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc
D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D901 Europe (General)
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
Sets: Departments > Media and Communications
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 15 Aug 2012 14:12
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/45330/

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