POMED: The Federal Budget and Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2014: Democracy, Governance, and Human Rights in the Middle East and North Africa

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Islam, European public space, and civility

Nilüfer Göle
EHESS (Paris)
It is not distance from but proximity to modern life that triggers a return to religious identity among migrant Muslims in Europe, says Nilüfer Göle. What we are witnessing today is a shift from a Muslim to an Islamist identity. The religious self for individual Muslims is being shifted from the private to the public realm.

It is puzzling to ascribe a role in European integration to religion, especially to me as a researcher of Islam, and with a Turkish background. For me, the role of religion in respect to the European Union acquires a different meaning. This is first of all because when we refer to the role of religion in European integration and to Islam in particular, we usually think of it in negative terms, namely as a hindrance to European integration. Secondly, a person with a Turkish background would be inclined to tackle this issue in a specific way. Continue reading

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Barroso rencontre Nilüfer Göle : suite de la série « Discours sur l’Europe »

Une âme pour l’Europe

Nilüfer Göle : The Secular Modernity

Le troisième DISCOURS SUR L’EUROPE a eu lieu le 19 novembre 2007 à Bruxelles. La sociologue Nilüfer Göle a fait un exposé sur le thème « The Secular Modernity » : En quoi la confrontation Islam – Europe nous remet-elle en question ?

Le président de la Commission européenne, José Manuel Barroso a ensuite ouvert le débat animé par Michael Zeeman. Le journaliste néerlandais Paul Scheffer est intervenu également. Continue reading

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