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Author: Sarah Hackett

This article uses the Brexit vote and the burkini ban to assess and explore debates on immigration and minority communities in Britain and France. Drawing upon both the historical context, and recent and contemporary developments, it discusses perceptions regarding there being ‘too many’ immigrants, and Islam and Muslims specifically, as well as the character and tone of the political and public deliberations on these topics in both countries. In doing so, it offers an insight into two of the most contentious episodes of Europe’s 2016 debate on immigration and minorities.

In: European Yearbook of Minority Issues Online
The European Yearbook of Minority Issues provides a critical and timely review of contemporary developments in minority-majority relations in Europe. It combines analysis, commentary and documentation in relation to conflict management, international legal developments and domestic legislation affecting minorities in Europe.
Part I contains scholarly articles and, in the 2016 volume, this section addresses two topical issues: the impact of counter-terrorism legislation on minority protection and the intersectionality of gender and minority activism in light of the impact of EU institutions on Romani women activism.
Part II contains reports on national and international developments.

Apart from providing a unique annual overview of minority issues for both scholars and practitioners in this field, the Yearbook is an indispensable reference tool for libraries, research institutes as well as governments and international organisations.

The European Yearbook of Minority Issues is also available online.

that it conflated women’s choice to wear modest swimwear with terrorism and that it was a violation of Muslim women’s human rights including their rights to dignity, security, to practice their faith and to peacefully manifest it. 6 Ultimately Frances’s highest court deemed that the burkini bans were

In: Religion & Human Rights
Author: Elaine Graham

traditional values of faith come into conflict with more progressive assumptions of secular liberalism. If we think of basic human rights in relation to the burkini ban—which ‘human right’ trumps the other? The post-Enlightenment prohibition on the public display of religious symbolism or affiliation meets

In: International Journal of Public Theology

the growing presence of ‘radical Islam’ in Europe; the refugee crisis in which questions about the religious identity of refugees has become entangled in debates over security, the appropriate humanitarian response, and Europe’s social cohesion; and the so-called ‘burkini ban’ in France that has

In: Journal of Religion in Europe
Author: Derek McDougall

the assessment more comprehensive than it currently is. 3 On the matter of definition, see Graeme Smith, A Short History of Secularism (London: I.B. Tauris, 2008), pp. 1–19. 4 Aurelien Breeden and Lilia Blaise, ‘Court Overturns “BurkiniBan in French Town’, New York Times , 26 August 2016

In: International Journal of Public Theology

differences. As Islam continues to be characterized as radically other—the French “burkini ban” of the summer of 2016 being just one product of this discourse—histories that explore how this monstrous vision of Islam has developed, as well as histories that bring Islam more fully into the intellectual

In: Religion and the Arts
Authors: Dia Dabby and Amélie Barras

wearing of the burkini in France and elsewhere have drawn on this health dimension to justify either the prohibition or inclusion of this practice. 80 In France, those in favour of a burkini ban have argued that the wearing of the burkini is unhygienic in swimming pools, 81 as well as being a practice

In: Religion & Human Rights

( 2016 ). French court overturns “illegal” burkini ban in Nice . accessed 8 March 2017. Allen , C. and Nielsen , J.S. ( 2002 ). Summary Report on Islamophobia in the

In: Youth and Globalization
Author: Neslihan Cevik

Swimwear at Leisure Park.” The Local, June 28. URL : (accessed 13 March 2019). Van der Veer , Peter and Lehmann , Hartmut . 1999 . “ Introduction .” In Peter van der Veer and Hartmut

In: Numen