“Public Debates about Islam in Europe:
Why and How 'Immigrants' became 'Muslims'”

Workshop 10 at the
Seventh Mediterranean Social and Political Research Meeting,
European University Institute,
Florence and Montecatini Terme,
22-26 March 2006.


Directors: Stefano Allievi, Dipartimento di Sociologia, Università di Padova, Italy and Martin van Bruinessen, International Institute for the Study of Islam in the Modern World (ISIM), Leiden and Utrecht University, The Netherlands


Participants and titles of papers:

Gerassimos Karabelias (Pantheion University, Athens), The end of one nation one state? Muslim immigrants and the issue of Islam in post-Cold War Greece

Katrine Romhild Benkaaba (Université Aix-Marseille III/University of Copenhagen), How Islam enters Danish public policies of integration

Zora Hesova (Freie Universität Berlin), German Turks and "parallel societies": Germany's fears about social cohesion

Rudolph Peters (University of Amsterdam, Faculty of Humanities), A dangerous book: Dutch public intellectuals and the Koran

Stefano Allievi (University of Padua, Department of Sociology), On Fallaci and other fallacies: cultural conflicts about Islam in the Italian case

Renate Dieterich (University of Bonn, Institute for Oriental Studies), The perception of radical Islam in Germany: A case study of the hizb al-tahrir al-islami

Mathias Rohe (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität, Nürnberg), The application of Islamic norms in Germany and Europe

Corinne Torrekens (GERME - Université Libre de Bruxelles), Local political process discovering Islam in Belgium: managing religious pluralism, negotiations and Muslim ethnicity in Brussels

Anna C. Korteweg and Gökçe Yurdakul (University of Toronto), Gender, Immigrant Integration, and National Identity: The Framing of Honor Killings in the Netherlands and Germany

Göran Larsson (Göteborg University, Department of Religious Studies and Theology), Islam and Muslims in Swedish media and academic research: the construction of a minority

Riem Spielhaus (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Institute for Asian and African Studies), Germany constructing its Muslims

Maurizio Albahari (University of California, Irvine), Performing "religion" and "Muslim migrants," from behind the charitable fence to the public spotlight: mechanisms and stakes at the edges of the Italian state

Marcel Maussen (University of Amsterdam, Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies), Mosque establishment and the social construction of cultural differences and Islamic presence. Public discussions in Marseilles and Rotterdam

Martin van Bruinessen (ISIM / Utrecht University), After Van Gogh: The roots of anti-Muslim rage

Loïc Le Pape (IREMAM, Aix-en-Provence), The ambiguous place of religion in the public sphere: from Islam to Islamism