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Understanding the religious behaviour of Muslims in the Netherlands and the UK

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  • Ayse Guveli
  • Lucinda Platt

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    The position of Muslims in Western societies is the subject of intense study and debate. However, remarkably little attention has been paid to the practice of European Muslims and how Muslim religiosity relates to conventional measures of social and economic integration. In this paper we draw on theories of secularization, assimilation, revitalization and integration to explore the correlates of attendance at religious meetings for Muslims of different backgrounds in the Netherlands and the UK. We conclude that patterns of religiosity and secularisation cannot be generalised across national contexts.

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    Paper provided by Unitat de Fonaments de l'Anàlisi Econòmica (UAB) and Institut d'Anàlisi Econòmica (CSIC) in its series UFAE and IAE Working Papers with number 858.11.

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    Length: 36
    Date of creation: 18 Jan 2011
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    Handle: RePEc:aub:autbar:858.11

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    Keywords: Religion; Muslim; Religiosity; Immigrant; Netherlands; UK;

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    Cited by:
    1. Nandi, Alita & Platt, Lucinda, 2014. "Britishness and Identity Assimilation among the UK's Minority and Majority ethnic groups," ISER Working Paper Series 2014-01, Institute for Social and Economic Research.
    2. Nandi, Alita & Platt, Lucinda, 2013. "Britishness and identity assimilation among the UK’s minority and majority ethnic groups," Understanding Society Working Paper Series 2013-08, Understanding Society at the Institute for Social and Economic Research.

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