(il)liberal Europe: Islamophobia, Modernity And Radicalization by Natalie J. Doyle(il)liberal Europe: Islamophobia, Modernity And Radicalization by Natalie J. Doyle

(il)liberal Europe: Islamophobia, Modernity And Radicalization

EditorNatalie J. Doyle, Irfan Ahmad

Hardcover | July 6, 2017

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Europe sees itself as embodying the ideals of modernity, especially in relation to democracy and the respect for human rights. Faced on the one hand with the need for public recognition of a new population of Muslim identity, and the threat of violent radicalization on the other, Europe is falling prey to the politics of fear and is tempted to compromise on its professed ideals.

Reflecting on the manifestations and causes of the contemporary fear of Islam gaining ground in contemporary Europe, as well as on the factors contributing to the radicalization of some Muslims, (Il)liberal Europe: Islamophobia, Modernity and Radicalization offers a diversity of perspectives on both the challenges to social cohesion, and the danger of Islamophobia encouraging a spiral of co-radicalization. Combining empirical studies of several European countries with a comparative account of India and Europe, the book analyzes vital issues such as secularity, domophilia, de-politicization, neo-nationalism, the European unification project and more. Spanning a variety of disciplinary approaches, the volume offers novel insights into the complex landscape of identity politics in contemporary Europe to widen the scope of intellectual inquiry. This book was originally published as a special issue of Politics, Religion & Ideology.

Natalie J. Doyle is Deputy Director of the Monash European and EU Centre, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, and part of the editorial collective for the journal Social Imaginaries. She has researched European social and political thought, classical and contemporary, with particular reference to interpretations of modernity. She...
Title:(il)liberal Europe: Islamophobia, Modernity And RadicalizationFormat:HardcoverDimensions:168 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:July 6, 2017Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:041578672X

ISBN - 13:9780415786720


Table of Contents

Introduction: Islamophobia, European Modernity and Contemporary Illiberalism Natalie J. Doyle and Irfan Ahmad

1. ¿Alien Religiosity¿ in Three Liberal European States Robert Gould

2. Swiss Shock: Minaret Rejection, European Values, and the Challenge of Tolerant Neutrality Douglas Pratt

3. Something Varied in the State of Denmark: Neo-nationalism, Anti-Islamic Activism, and Street-level Thuggery Mark Sedgwick

4. In Defense of Ho(s)tels: Islamophobia, Domophilia, Liberalism Irfan Ahmad

5. Islam and the Quest for a European Secular Identity: From Sovereignty through Solidarity to Immunity Armando Salvatore

6. Islam, Depoliticization and the European Crisis of Democratic Legitimacy Natalie J. Doyle

7. Radicalization in Prison: The French Case Farhad Khosrokhavar

8. Mohamed Merah: From Petty Criminal to Neojihadist Virginie Andre & Shandon Harris-Hogan