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dc.contributor.authorJust, A.en_US
dc.contributor.authorSandovici, E. M.en_US
dc.contributor.authorListhaug, O.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-28T12:02:10Z
dc.date.available2015-07-28T12:02:10Z
dc.date.issued2014-01en_US
dc.identifier.issn0049-089X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/12610
dc.description.abstractThe issues of migration and immigrant political integration in western democracies have become increasingly intertwined with debates on religion, particularly Islam. To date, however, we have surprisingly little systematic research on how religious beliefs are related to immigrants’ political engagement. In this study, we argue that religion has a capacity to mobilize immigrants politically but the strength of this relationship depends on immigrant generation, religiosity, and the type of religion. Using survey data collected as part of the European Social Survey (ESS) 2002–2010 in 18 West European democracies, our analyses reveal that religion is indeed linked to political engagement of immigrants in a complex way: while belonging to a religion is generally associated with less political participation, exposure to religious institutions appears to have the opposite effect. Moreover, we find that, compared to foreign-born Muslims, second-generation Muslim immigrants are not only more religious and more politically dissatisfied with their host countries, but also that religiosity is more strongly linked to their political engagement. This relationship, however, is limited to uninstitutionalized political action.en_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.source.titleSocial Science Researchen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ssresearch.2013.09.005en_US
dc.subjectFirst And Second Generation Immigrants Political Participation Religion And Religiosity Islam Reactive Identityen_US
dc.titleIslam, Religiosity, and Immigrant Political Action in Western Europeen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.departmentDepartment of Political Science and Public Administrationen_US
dc.citation.spage127en_US
dc.citation.epage144en_US
dc.citation.volumeNumber43en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.ssresearch.2013.09.005en_US
dc.publisherElsevieren_US


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