2017Teil eines Buches DOI: 10.18452/22577
How to deal with migration, Muslims and democracy
Kultur-, Sozial- und Bildungswissenschaftliche Fakultät
In 2001 Germany positioned itself for the first time as a country of immigration – that’s almost 50 years after the first German-Turkish “guest worker” contracts were signed. This act of recognition changed the political and legal landscape as demands for political, social and cultural rights suddenly became legitimate. Society responded both in support and rejection for these new demands, creating a cleaveage between pro- and anti-diversity positionings. This ambivalence becomes particularly apparent when discussing the situation of Muslims in Germany: Grounded with empirical data this paper shows how the implementation of minority rights is cognitively accepted, while rejected and disapproved of in connection with Muslims in Germany.
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Final version published as: Naika Foroutan: “Ambivalent Germany: How to deal with migration, Muslims and democracy”. In: Fortress Europe? Challenges and Failures of Migration and Asylum Policies. Edited by Annette Jünemann, Nikolas Scherer and Nicolas Fromm. Wiesbaden: Springer VS, 2017, pages 123–138. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-658-17011-0_9