Jocelyne Cesari examines the idea that Islam might threaten the core values of the West through testimonies from Muslims in France, Germany, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and the US. Her book is an unprecedented exploration of Muslim religious and political life based on several years of field work in Europe and in the United States.
Jocelyne Cesari, is a political scientist, specializing in contemporary Islamic societies, globalization and democratization. She is Senior Research Fellow at the Berkley Center for Peace, Religion and World Affairs at Georgetown University. At Harvard University, she directs the international research program called 'Islam in the West." She has written numerous articles and books on Islam, Globalization, Democratization and Secularism in Western and Muslim-majority contexts. Her most recent publications include Encyclopedia of Islam in the United States (2007), Muslims in the West After 9/11: Religion, Politics and Law (2010), and The Awakening of Muslim Democracy: Religion, Modernity and the State (2013).
Introduction: Shari'a, Burqa, and Minarets: What Is the Problem With Muslims in the West? An Exploration of Islam in Liberal 1. Muslims As the Internal and External Enemy 2. Islam: Between Personal and Social Identity Markers 3. Multiple Communities of Allegiance: How Do Muslims Say 'We'? 4. Religiosity, Political Participation, and Civic Engagement 5. Securitization of Islam in Europe: The Embodiment of Islam As an Exception 6. How Islam Questions the Universalism of Western Secularism 7. Salafization of Islamic Norms and Its Influence on the Externalization of Islam Conclusion: Naked Public Spheres: Islam within Liberal and Secular Democracies