State, Religion and Muslims

Between Discrimination and Protection at the Legislative, Executive and Judicial Levels

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State, Religion and Muslims: Between Discrimination and Protection at the Legislative, Executive and Judicial Levels brings together academics from different disciplines and offers an in-depth analysis of discrimination in specific areas of life which affects Muslims in Western countries. The volume undertakes a comprehensive examination of the discriminatory practices across 12 countries while situating them in their institutional frameworks.

Exploring critical aspects of discrimination against Muslims – in areas such as education, employment, exercise of religion, state relations with religious communities as well as hate crime and hate speech – the volume shows the prevalence of individual, structural and institutional discrimination against Muslims living in Western countries.

Contributors are: Amina Easat-Daas, Andrea Pin, Beesan Sarrouh, Camille Vallier, Dieter Schiendlauer, Eva Brems, Ineke van der Valk, Ksenija Šabec, Maja Pucelj, Mario Peucker, Mosa Sayed, Nesa Zimmermann, Niels Valdemar Vinding and Safa ben Saad.

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Melek Saral is a research fellow at SOAS, University of London. Melek received her Ph.D. from the University of Munich in the field of political science. She studied political science, law, and history at the University of Munich, the University of Bradford, and the European University Institute.

Şerif Onur Bahçecik is working as assistant professor at the Department of International Relations, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey. He holds a PhD degree from Carleton University, Canada in political science.
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  Introduction: Muslims Between Discrimination and Protection at the Legislative. Executive and Judicial Levels in Western Countries
   Melek Saral

 1 Austria: Austria – Oscillating Between Acceptance, Ignorance, and Hostility
  Dieter Schindlauer

 2 Belgium: Discrimination against Muslims in Belgium
  Eva Brems

 3 Canada: Muslims’ Rights in Canada: The Limits of an “outstanding” Legal Protection
  Safa Ben Saad

 4 Denmark: Discrimination of Muslims in Denmark
  Niels Valdemar Vinding

 5 France: State, Religion and Muslims: Between Discrimination and Protection at the Legislative. Executive and Judicial Levels – A Case Study of France
  Amina Easat-Daas

 6 Germany: Discrimination against Muslims in Germany: Persistent Challenges and Ambiguous State Responses in a Reluctantly Multicultural Society
  Mario Peucker

 7 Italy: Islam in Italy
  Andrea Pin

 8 The Netherlands: Discrimination and Anti-discrimination of Muslims in the Netherlands, an Institutional Approach
  Ineke van der Valk

 9 Slovenia: Muslims in Slovenia – Exemplary Legislative Framework and Deficient Executive and Judicial Anti-discrimination Practices
  Ksenija Šabec and Maja Pucelj

 10 Sweden: State, Religion and Muslims: Between Discrimination and Protection at the Legislative, Executive and Judicial Levels in Sweden
  Mosa Sayed

 11 Switzerland: The Case of Switzerland
  Nesa Zimmermann and Camille Vallier

 12 United Kingdom: Protected and Precarious: Muslims in the United Kingdom
  Beesan T. Sarrouh

 13 State, Religion and Muslims Between Discrimination and Protection at the Legislative, Executive and Judicial Levels: An overview
  Şerif Onur Bahçecik

  Index
The volume will be a reference book for academics and researchers of various fields such as Migration Studies, Legal Studies, Sociology, Anthropology, and Policy Studies.