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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin | bologna.lab | Projects | Berlin Perspectives | Courses | Summer Semester 2015 | Migration and Integration of Muslim Communities in Berlin and Germany in Comparative Perspective

Migration and Integration of Muslim Communities in Berlin and Germany in Comparative Perspective

Taught by Dr. Mehtap Söyler

Friday, 14:00 - 16:00, Hausvogteiplatz 5-7, Room 0323-26

Course taught (in English with some German depending on participants' skills)

Language requirements: English B2

Syllabus

 

Course Description

This course is designed to familiarize students with
1) the concepts and issues
concerning the migration and integration of Muslim Communities in Europe
2) the current composition and representation of Muslim Communities in Berlin and Germany
3) specific public policies that are geared to tackle complex issues emanating from intercultural challenges in Berlin and Germany, and put these insights into a
4) comparative perspective with other major countries of the European Union with Muslim immigrant population. It encompasses comparative public policy, intercultural dialogue, internal security, and political Islam. 
 
Students will be empowered to analyse the multi-faceted dimensions of
immigration in Germany and the strategic importance of Muslim communities in Berlin. In
addition, they will gain a European perspective in assessing dialogue and cooperation with
Muslim Communities.

Literature

  • Allen, Chris (2007) “Islamophobia and its Consequences”, in Samir Amghar, Amel
    Boubekeur, Michael Emerson (eds) European Islam, Challenges for Public Policy and
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  • Bielefeldt, Heiner (2005) Nicht nur ein “Stück Stoff”, BpB Debatte: Konfliktstoff Kopftuch, 8.4.2005.
  • Foroutan, Naika (2012) Muslimbilder in Deutschland: Wahrnehmungen und Ausgrenzungen in der Integrationsdebatte, Bonn: Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, November 2012.
  • Foroutan, Naika (2013) Identity and Muslim Integration in Germany, Washington, DC: Migration Policy Institute, March 2013.
  • Haug, Sonja (2011) Muslime in Deutschland: Herkunft, Glaubensrichtung, Bildung, Partizipation, Dossier: "Islam - Kultur - Politik" des Deutschen Kulturrates, 29.3.2011.
  • Jones, Stephen H. (2013) “New Labour and the Re-making of British Islam: The Case of the Radical Middle Way and the ‘Reclamation’ of the Classical Islamic Tradition”, Religions 4, pp. 550-566.
  • Kortmann, Matthias (2014) “Asking Those Concerned: How Muslim Migrant Organizations Define Integration?”, International Migration and Integration, DOI.10.1007/s12134-014-0387-8, 10.9.2014.
  • Kortmann, Matthias and Kerstin Rosenow-Williams (2013) “Islamic Umbrella Organizations and Contemporary Political Discourse on Islam in Germany: Self-Portrayals and Strategies of Interaction”, Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs, 33:1, pp. 41-60.
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  • Open Society Institute (OSI) (2010) Muslims in Berlin, At Home in Europe Project, http://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/sites/default/files/a-muslims-berlin-correcteden-20100527_1.pdf.
  • Pauli, Ralf and Charlotte Gerling (2014) Stadt der unsichtbaren Moscheen, Zeit Online, 19.April 2014.
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  • Riedel, Sabine (2005) Muslime in der Europäischen Union: Nationale Integrationskonzepte im Vergleich, SWP Studie (10), April 2005.
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  • Roy, Olivier (2007) Secularism Confronts Islam. New York: Columbia University Press.
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  • Taxacher, Gregor (2009) “Muslime in Deutschland: Vorreiter eines "Euro-Islam"?, Qantara, 13.3.2009.
  • Wübker, Thomas (2014) Comic übers Kopftuch: Sag mal, wo kommst du denn her?, Spiegel Online, 2.2.2014.
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  • Yurdakul, Gökçe and Anna C. Korteweg (2013) “Gender equality and immigrant integration: Honor killing and forced marriage debates in the Netherlands, Germany, and Britain”, Women's Studies International Forum (41), pp. 204-214.