Yearbook of Muslims in Europe
Edited by Jørgen S. Nielsen, Samim Akgönül,
Ahmet Alibašić, Brigitte Maréchal and
Jørgen S. Nielsen, Ph.D. (1978) in Arab history, American University of Beirut, has researched and published extensively on Islam in Europe, including Muslims in Western Europe (3rd ed., Edinburgh University Press, 2004). He is currently Professor of Islamic Studies at the University of Copenhagen.
Samim Akgönül, Ph.D. (2001), historian and political scientist, is Associate Professor at Strasbourg University and senior researcher at the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS). He studies the evolution of minority concepts as well as religious minorities in Eastern and Western Europe.
Ahmet Alibašić is a lecturer at the Faculty of Islamic Studies, University of Sarajevo, and director of the Center for Advanced Studies in Sarajevo. He was educated in Kuala Lumpur (Islamic studies, political sciences, and Islamic civilization). He also served as the first director of the Interreligious Institute in Sarajevo (2007-2008).
Brigitte Maréchal, Ph.D. (2006) in sociology, graduated in political sciences and islamology. She is Professor at the Université Catholique de Louvain and director of Cismoc (Centre Interdisciplinaire d’Etudes de l’Islam dans le Monde Contemporain). She has published extensively on European Islam and is the author of The Muslim Brothers in Europe – Roots and Discourse (Brill, 2008).
Christian Moe, Ph.D. candidate, history of religion, University of Oslo, is a freelance writer and researcher in Slovenia, focusing on Balkan Muslims, human rights, and religious reform. He is co-editor of New Directions in Islamic Thought (I.B. Tauris, 2009).
The Yearbook of Muslims in Europe provides an up-to-date account of the situation of Muslims in Europe. Covering 46 countries of Europe from the Atlantic to the Urals, the Yearbook consists of three sections: the first section presents a country-by-country summary of essential data with basic statistics with evaluations of their reliability, surveys of legal status and arrangements, organisations, etc. Data have been brought up to date from the first volume. The second section contains analysis and research articles on issues and themes of current relevance written by experts in the field. The final section provides reviews of recently published books of significance.
The Yearbook is an important source of reference for government and NGO officials, journalists, and policy makers as well as researchers