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Government policies and Muslim radicalism in France and Great Britain. (c2010)

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dc.contributor.author El Kadi, Randa
dc.date.accessioned 2011-10-27T11:08:17Z
dc.date.available 2011-10-27T11:08:17Z
dc.date.copyright 2010 en_US
dc.date.issued 2011-10-27
dc.date.submitted 2010-05-21
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/935
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 80-85). en_US
dc.description.abstract The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and the consequent 'war on terror' and the American and British invasion and occupation of Iraq, has magnified the threat posed by Muslim immigrant communities residing in Europe. Terrorists responsible for the 9111 attacks were Muslims who lived and trained in Western Europe. Moreover, and since the last quarter of the twentieth century young European Muslims have been radicalized at a rate higher than ever before. This study examines the impact of government policies on immigrant Muslim communities residing in Great Britain and France. It explores whether policies of discrimination against these Muslim communities explain recent waves of terrorist attacks in these countries. Muslim communities living in these countries differ in terms of ethnicity and tradition; however they are predominantly Sunni Muslims and migrants from former French and British colonies. Moreover, although Great Britain and France are both secular democracies, each country has its own idiosyncrasies. France is a Laic republic where religion is confined to the private sphere, whereas Great Britain is a secular state in which the Church of England continues to play an important political and social role. This study argues that although government policies are an important variable to be taken into consideration, it does not have a decisive impact on the radicalization of second generation Muslims. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Muslims -- France en_US
dc.subject Muslims -- Great Britain en_US
dc.subject France -- Ethnic relations en_US
dc.subject Great Britain -- Ethnic relations en_US
dc.subject France -- Politics and government en_US
dc.subject Great Britain -- Politics and government en_US
dc.title Government policies and Muslim radicalism in France and Great Britain. (c2010) en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.term.submitted Spring en_US
dc.author.school Arts and Sciences en_US
dc.author.idnumber 200300508 en_US
dc.author.commembers Dr. Jennifer Skulte-Ouaiss en_US
dc.author.commembers Dr. Diana Ammar en_US
dc.author.woa OA en_US
dc.author.department MA in International Affairs en_US
dc.description.physdesc 1 bound copy: 85 leaves; 31 cm. Available at RNL. en_US
dc.author.division International Affairs en_US
dc.author.advisor Dr. Bassel Salloukh en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.26756/th.2010.51


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