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Political parties and Muslims in Europe: the regulation of Islam in public education

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dc.contributor.author Ciornei, Irina
dc.contributor.author Euchner, Eva-Maria
dc.contributor.author Yesil, Ilay
dc.date.accessioned 2021-12-01T09:57:58Z
dc.date.issued 2022
dc.identifier.citation Ciornei I, Euchner EM, Yesil I. Political parties and Muslims in Europe: the regulation of Islam in public education. West European Politics. 2022;45(5):1003-32. DOI: 10.1080/01402382.2021.1927546
dc.identifier.issn 0140-2382
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/49119
dc.description Includes supplementary material for the online appendix
dc.description.abstract Despite growing anti-immigrant discourse and radical-right party electoral support, most Western European states include Islam in religious education classes in public schools. What are the conditions that explain these policy changes? Who are the main political allies of Muslims’ demands for inclusion in religious education? Based on an original dataset that gathered data on religious education policies in 13 European countries between 1970 and 2010, this article inquires how party ideology and secularisation explain the timing and equal inclusion of Islam. The article shows that, while Left-dominated governments are the main drivers for introducing Islam within curricula, Christian-Democratic parties in power promote equal terms of inclusion, especially in contexts with a secular approach to religious education. These findings enrich our understanding of political parties in secular times by illustrating how the aim of upholding religious influence in education systems motivates Christian Democrats to promote equal rights for Muslims.
dc.description.sponsorship Ajut: This work was supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF) under Grant 100017L_169273; and German Science Foundation (DFG) under Grant Number 633996.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis
dc.relation.ispartof West European Politics. 2022;45(5):1003-32
dc.relation.isreferencedby https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.14779046.v1
dc.rights © This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in West European Politics on 2022, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/01402382.2021.1927546.
dc.title Political parties and Muslims in Europe: the regulation of Islam in public education
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01402382.2021.1927546
dc.subject.keyword Political parties
dc.subject.keyword Christian-Democratic parties
dc.subject.keyword Immigration
dc.subject.keyword Islam
dc.subject.keyword Religious education
dc.rights.accessRights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/acceptedVersion


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