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The Emancipation of Europe's Muslims:
The State's Role in Minority Integration
Jonathan Laurence

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"The Emancipation of Europe's Muslims is a very impressive book. It is historically informed, theoretically rich, and comprehensive in its scope."--J. Christopher Soper, Journal of Church and State


"Jonathan Laurence has written a remarkably accurate and comprehensive study of European Islam that transcends clichés and polemics. He brilliantly elucidates the long-term trends that are transforming the children of migrants into European Muslims, acknowledging the tensions as well as the achievements of the process."--Olivier Roy, European University Institute, Florence

"Laurence's book is a splendid comparison of the management of religious--and especially Islamic--conflict in France, Italy, and Germany. Laurence arrays a range of convincing material to show that these countries followed similar pathways in managing their relations with Islam. The book holds out hope that Muslims may eventually be integrated within the political communities of these major European nations."--Sidney G. Tarrow, Cornell University

"Laurence has written a brilliantly mature book about a topic that frequently provokes sophomoric exaggeration. The book is remarkable for its practical acumen and comparative-historical depth. The Emancipation of Europe's Muslims is a unique accomplishment. It presents a strong alternative to current so-called common wisdom."--Jytte Klausen, author of The Cartoons That Shook the World

"The Emancipation of Europe's Muslims is an intelligent and thoughtful assessment of the changing relations of several European states to Islamic organizations and populations. Drawing on years of interviews with public Islamic leaders and state officials in a number of countries, this book will be a valuable guide at a broad level to the development of state-Islam relations in Western Europe."--John R. Bowen, author of Can Islam Be French?: Pluralism and Pragmatism in a Secularist State

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