Political Science

Dilemmas of Inclusion

Author: Rafaela M. Dancygier

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 264

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As Europe’s Muslim communities continue to grow, so does their impact on electoral politics and the potential for inclusion dilemmas. In vote-rich enclaves, Muslim views on religion, tradition, and gender roles can deviate sharply from those of the majority electorate, generating severe trade-offs for parties seeking to broaden their coalitions. Dilemmas of Inclusion explains when and why European political parties include Muslim candidates and voters, revealing that the ways in which parties recruit this new electorate can have lasting consequences. Drawing on original evidence from thousands of electoral contests in Austria, Belgium, Germany, and Great Britain, Rafaela Dancygier sheds new light on when minority recruitment will match up with existing party positions and uphold electoral alignments and when it will undermine party brands and shake up party systems. She demonstrates that when parties are seduced by the quick delivery of ethno-religious bloc votes, they undercut their ideological coherence, fail to establish programmatic linkages with Muslim voters, and miss their opportunity to build cross-ethnic, class-based coalitions. Dancygier highlights how the politics of minority inclusion can become a testing ground for parties, showing just how far their commitments to equality and diversity will take them when push comes to electoral shove. Providing a unified theoretical framework for understanding the causes and consequences of minority political incorporation, and especially as these pertain to European Muslim populations, Dilemmas of Inclusion advances our knowledge about how ethnic and religious diversity reshapes domestic politics in today’s democracies.
Political Science

Hindu–Muslim Relations

Author: Jörg Friedrichs

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 142

View: 470

This book reconstructs Hindu–Muslim relations from a European standpoint. Drawing from the Indian context, the author explores options for Western Europe – a region grappling with the refugee crisis and populist reactions to the growth of Muslim minorities. The author shows how India can serve not only as a model but also as a warning for Europe. For example, European liberals may learn not only from the achievements of Indian secularism but also from its crisis. Based on extensive interviews with Indians from diverse backgrounds, from politicians to social activists and from the middle class to slum dwellers, the volume investigates a wide range of perspectives: Hindu and Muslim, religious and secular, moderate and militant. Relevant, engaging and accessible, this book speaks to a broad audience of concerned citizens and policy makers. Scholars of political science, sociology, modern history, cultural studies and South Asian studies will be particularly interested.
Political Science

Refugee News, Refugee Politics

Author: Giovanna Dell’Orto

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 228

View: 747

The unprecedented arrival of more than a million refugees, asylum seekers, and migrants – plus the political, public, and policy reactions to it – is redefining Europe. The repercussions will last for generations on such central issues as security, national identity, human rights, and the very structure of liberal democracies. What is the role of the news media in telling the story of the 2010s refugee crisis at a time of deepening crisis for journalism, as “fake news” ran rampant amid an increasingly distrustful public? This volume offers students, scholars, and the general reader original research and candid frontline insights to understand the intersecting influences of journalistic practices, news discourses, public opinion, and policymaking on one of the most polarizing issues of our time. Focusing on current events in Greece, Austria, and Germany – critical entry and destination countries – it introduces a groundbreaking dialogue between elite national and international media, academic institutions, and civil society organizations, revealing the complex impacts of the news media on the thorny sociopolitical dilemmas raised by the integration of hundreds of thousands of asylum seekers in EU countries.
Political Science

Religion and Brazilian Democracy

Author: Amy Erica Smith

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

View: 494

Evangelical and Catholic groups are transforming Brazilian politics. This book asks why, and what the consequences are for democracy.
Fiction

Love in a Headscarf

Author: Shelina Janmohamed

Publisher: Bloomsbury Qatar

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 982

Shelina is keeping a very surprising secret under her headscarf – she wants to fall in love and find her faith. Torn between the Buxom Aunties, romantic comedies and mosque Imams, she decides to follow the arranged-marriage route to finding Mr Right, Muslim-style. Shelina’s captivating journey begins as a search for the One, but along the way she also discovers her faith and herself. A memoir with a hilarious twist from one of Britain's leading female Muslim writers, Love in a Headscarf is an entertaining, fresh and unmissable insight into what it means to be a young British Muslim woman.
Philosophy

اللفياثان

Author: توماس هوبز

Publisher: Al Manhal

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 688

View: 405

إنّ كتاب اللوياثان الذي وضعه (سنة 1651)، من الكتب المؤسِّسة لنظرية الفلسفة، وهو يبتكر أسطورة السلطة المطلقة فيضع ركائز التقليد السياسي الحديث.. فقد قرّر البشر، استناداً إلى قُدرتهم الخاصّة على العزم والتفكير، أن يُزوّدوا أنفُسَهُم بقانون مُشترَك ومُصطَنَع، وعندها لم يعد القانون يرتكز على العالم الإلهي، بل على العالم الإنساني. واللفياثان هو كائن بحري خرافي له رأس تنين وجسد وأفعى ويرد ذكره مرات عدة في الكتاب المقدس، أما هوبز فيستعمله ليصور سلطة الحاكم أو الدولة التي يستبدل بها الناس ضمن عقد اجتماعي جديد سلطة الدين أو اللاهوت.
Political Science

حزب الله

Author: أمل سعد غريب

Publisher: Al Manhal

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 407

View: 963

موضوع هذا العمل هو حزب الله، الحزب السياسي الأكبر والأبرز في لبنان، وربما الحركة الإسلامية الأشهر في العالم، وقد ساءت سمعة الحزب بفعل تورطه المزعوم في اختطاف أكثر من ثمانين غربيّا طوال ثمانينيات القرن العشرين، بمن فيهم رهائن بارزون مثل موفد رئيس أساقفة كانتربري، تيري ويت، ويقع الكتاب في ثمانية فصول: (التكيف السياسي والعنف في الدول غير الإسلامية، الدولة الإسلامية والديمقراطية، مفهوم ولاية الفقيه، الشمولية الإسلامية والهوية الوطنية، الصراع مع الغرب، مقاومة الاحتلال الإسرائيلي، معاداة الصهيونية وإسرائيل، ومعاداة اليهودية).