Your Waterstones card is changing, introducing...
TELL ME MORE
Paradoxes of Liberal Democracy: Islam, Western Europe, and the Danish Cartoon Crisis (Hardback)
  • Paradoxes of Liberal Democracy: Islam, Western Europe, and the Danish Cartoon Crisis (Hardback)
zoom

Paradoxes of Liberal Democracy: Islam, Western Europe, and the Danish Cartoon Crisis (Hardback)

(author), (author), (author), (author)
£30.00
Hardback 200 Pages / Published: 29/08/2014
  • In stock online
  • Free UK delivery

Usually despatched within 24 hours

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect
In 2005, twelve cartoons mocking the prophet Mohammed appeared in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten, igniting a political firestorm over demands by some Muslims that the claims of their religious faith take precedence over freedom of expression. Given the explosive reaction from Middle Eastern governments, Muslim clerics, and some Danish politicians, the stage was set for a backlash against Muslims in Denmark. But no such backlash occurred. Paradoxes of Liberal Democracy shows how the majority of ordinary Danish citizens provided a solid wall of support for the rights of their country's growing Muslim minority, drawing a sharp distinction between Muslim immigrants and Islamic fundamentalists and supporting the civil rights of Muslim immigrants as fully as those of fellow Danes--for example, Christian fundamentalists. Building on randomized experiments conducted as part of large, nationally representative opinion surveys, Paradoxes of Liberal Democracy also demonstrates how the moral covenant underpinning the welfare state simultaneously promotes equal treatment for some Muslim immigrants and opens the door to discrimination against others. Revealing the strength of Denmark's commitment to democratic values, Paradoxes of Liberal Democracy underlines the challenges of inclusion but offers hope to those seeking to reconcile the secular values of liberal democracy and the religious faith of Muslim immigrants in Europe.

Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691161105
Number of pages: 200
Weight: 454 g
Dimensions: 235 x 152 x 15 mm

You may also be interested in...

The New Cold War
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Half The Sky
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
I Am Malala
Added to basket
£7.99   £6.49
Paperback
Headscarves and Hymens
Added to basket
Autobiography of Malcolm X
Added to basket
You Can't Read This Book
Added to basket
Thomas Paine's Rights of Man
Added to basket
On Liberty
Added to basket
£4.99
Paperback
March Book One (Oversized Edition)
Added to basket
The Muslims are Coming!
Added to basket
The Pankhursts
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Understanding social citizenship
Added to basket
Glencoe and the Indians
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.