17 Sep

Muslims and Political Participation in Europe

Copenhagen, 6-8 October 2010

Organized by

– Centre for European Islamic Thought (CEIT), University of Copenhagen

– EurIslam network, PRISME, University of Strasbourg

Programme outline

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

12.00   Arrivals and registration

13.00   Opening

13.30   1st plenary lecture – Prof. Thijl Sunier (VU Amsterdam): “Beyond the domestication of Islam in Europe.” Chair: Prof. Jørgen S. Nielsen, CEIT, University of Copenhagen.

15.00   Break

15.30   Parallel paper session 1

17.30   Break

17.45   EurIslam meeting, all welcome (see

– 18.30

No formal dinner arrangements, but we intend to make an informal collective booking at 20.00 for those who indicate at registration – at participants own expense.

Thursday, 7 October 2010

9.30     Parallel paper session 2

11.00   Break

11.30   2nd plenary lecture – Prof. Jørgen S. Nielsen (CEIT, University of Copenhagen): “Islam in Europe – national and transnational themes.” Chair: Dr Agata Nalborczyk, Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Warsaw.

13.00   Lunch

14.30   Parallel paper session 3

16.00   Break

16.30   Parallel paper session 4

– 18.00

19.30   Conference dinner

Friday, 8 October 2010

9.30     3rd plenary lecture – Dr Franck Fregosi (PRISME, University of Strasbourg):

“Forms of collective mobilization of Muslims in France and in contemporary Europe: new issues and new types of involvement.” Chair: Prof. Brigitte Maréchal, CISMOC, UC Louvain.

11.00   Break

11.30   Parallel paper session 5

13.00   Lunch

14.30   4th plenary lecture – Prof. Aminah McCloud (DePaul University, Chicago):

Who speaks for Islam and how do they speak? Chair: Prof. Samim Akgönül, PRISME, University of Strasbourg.

16.00   Closing session

16.30   Refreshments


Parallel paper session 1

Group A, chaired by Egdunas Racius :

Peter B. Andersen & Peter Lüchau (Københavns Universitet & Syddansk Universitet)

Religious and democratic values – not so much of a clash?

Rabih H. Barakat (Université de Strasbourg)

Political participation as a method of integration. Muslims religious self-governance as a means of effective political participation.

Eyal Tsur (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

The Factors Influencing the Numerical Representation of Citizens of Arab Origin in the French National Assembly.

Group B, chaired by Fida Shafi:

Lasse Lindekilde (Aarhus Universitet)

To what Extend are Danish Muslims Politically Integrated? Evidence from the Cartoons Controversy.

Marco Giugni & Noemi Michel (University of Geneva)

The Political Participation of Muslims in Switzerland: Associational Involvement, Political Attitudes, and Social Characteristics.

Group C, chaired by Sean McLoughlin:

Luís Bernardo (University of Lisbon)

The Political Accommodation of Islam in Ireland and Portugal: Institutional Configurations and Religious Diversity.

Garbi Schmidt (SFI)

”Grounded” politics: The powerfulness of Islam in local spaces.

Imène Ajala (University of Geneva)

The Muslim vote and Muslim lobby in France: myths and realities.

Parallel paper session 2:

Group A, chaired by Chris Allen:

Maria Bombardieri (University of Padua)

The dawning of Muslim political participation in Italy. Analysis of Muslim candidates in parties.

Mohammad E. Mesbahi (The Islamic College, UK)

A case study of MINAB in the UK.

Mustafa Osman Turan (Bilkent University)

Political Interactions between Immigrant Organizations and “Liberal” States in Europe.

Group B, chaired by Garbi Schmidt :

Salima Bouyarden (Strasbourg University)

The Muslim vote in France and the United Kingdom

Dinçer Özer (University of Porto)

Political Participation of Turkish women in The Netherlands since the mid-1990s

Group C, chaired by Göran Larsson:

Agata S. Nalborczyk (University of Warsaw)

The Political Participation of Polish Muslim Tatars – the Result of or the Reason for Integration?From Wars with Teutonic Knights to the Danish Cartoons Affair

Dr. Georgios Mihalakopoulos & Dr. Christina Melliou (Ionian University)

Is Political Participation of Muslim Communities an End in itself or is it A Means to an End? The case of the Muslim Community in Thrace.

Parallel paper session 3:

Group A, chaired by Riem Spielhaus:

Gabriel A. Torres (Saint Mary’s College)

“Knowing the Political” in a European/African Borderland: Parties of Muslim Persuasion in Ceuta, Spain.

Maike Didero (RWTH Aachen – Geographisches Institut)

Political participation of Muslim immigrants in Germany: a case of integration or fragmentation? The BFF in Bonn as an example.

Group B, chaired by Salima Bouyarden:

Signe Kjær Jørgensen (Københavns Universitet)

Headscarves and political representatives

Hale Öner (Dogus University)

‘Active participation’ for women through the lens of a triparty analysis: Students, politicians and academicians view.

Group C, chaired by Luis Bernardo:

Egdunas Racius (Vilnius University)

Lithuanian Muslim attitudes toward participation in democratic political process.

Deniz Kosulu (Institut d’Etudes Politiques d’Aix-en-Provence)

The Alevi Quest in Europe: from a religious and cultural recognition to the entry  into the political area.

Parallel paper session 4:

Group A, chaired by Adil Khan:

Ari Varon (Tel Aviv University)

Islamic Discourses on European Polity.

Fida Shafi (University of Vienna)

Islamophobia, is it?

Mumtaz Ahmad (Hampton University)

American Muslims & the Contestation for Political Space

Group B, chaired by Nadia Jeldtoft:

Alexander Castilla (Independent Researcher)

Muslims in Catalonia: Misunderstandings, Reciprocity and the Search for Group Cohesion.

Fatima Zibouh (Universite de Liege)

The Muslims’ political participation in Belgium.

Harun Karcic

To vote or not to vote? Internal debates among Bosnian Muslims.

Group C, chaired by Signe Kjær Jørgensen:

Göran Larsson & Jonatan Bäckelie (Göteborgs Universitet)

Young Muslims and political participation in Sweden.

Iben Helqvist (Roskilde University)

Muslim Interest Groups in Denmark – credible and reliable partners of the public administration?

Parallel paper session 5:

Group A, chaired by Iben Helqvist:

Uriya Shavit (Tel Aviv University)

Islamist Concepts on Participation in Western Electoral Systems.

Carolina Ivanescu (Erasmus University, Rotterdam)

Politicized religion and the religionization of politics.

Group B, chaired by Harun Karcic :

Simon Stjernholm (Lund University)

Sufi Politics in Britain? The Sufi Muslim Council and the « silent majority » of Muslims.

Adil Khan (University College Cork)

Creating the Image of European Islam: The European Council for Fatwa and Research and Ireland.

Group C, chaired by Mumtaz Ahmad:

Chris Allen (University of Birmingham)

Between political fad and political empowerment; the role and function of the National Muslim Women’s Advisory Group.

Riem Spielhaus (Københavns Universitet)

From access to engagement – an empirical approach to political participation among Muslims in Berlin.

Seán McLoughlin (University of Leeds)

Muslims, Multiculturalism and the UK State after ‘7/7’

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