Against Islamophobia: Muslim Communities, Social Exclusion and the Lisbon Process in Europe

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Authors: Arno Tausch (Innsbruck Univ.) Christian Bischof, Tomaz Kastrun and Karl Mueller (Wisdom Inst., Vienna, Austria)

While there is a never-ending debate on Islamism, Islamist terrorism and the identity of Europe vis-à-vis growing Muslim communities in Europe, there are hardly any solid cross-national data being presented on the real extent of the Islamist threat facing Europe, and on the social conditions that lead to Islamist radicalism. By and large, our rigorous quantitative results, based on the first systematic use of the Muslim community data contained in the “European Social Survey” (ESS) all support a socio-liberal view of “migration” and “integration”, compatible with much of the rest of current European political economic thinking regarding the future alternatives for the European Union, and contradict the very extended current alarmist political discourse in Western Europe.

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Table of Contents

Preface

Summary

Chapter 1. Introduction

Chapter 2. The Myth of the European Social Model and the three Major Poverty Groups in the expanded EU-25: Muslims in the west, and People in Structual Unemployment Regions and the Roma Communities in the East

Chapter 3. Methodology of the European Social Survey – Based Result

Chapter 4. The Islamist threat in Europe – First (guess) estimates on myths and reality

Chapter 5. Muslim Secularism in Europe or Ecumenical European Theology of Global Peace and Justice?

Chapter 6. European Muslim Communities and the Lisbon Process – Comparative Results from the European Social Survey

Chapter 7. Political Conclusions from the ess results for the European Decision Makers

Appendix

Literature and Data Sources

Subject Index

Person Index

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