Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences

The Governance of Transnational Islam: Research perspectives

Tuula Sakaranaho (University of Helsinki) will give an outline of a research project which compares governmental policies in relation to Muslim migration to Finland, Ireland, and Canada.

Transnational Islam: Research perspectives Prof Tuula Sakaranaho, University of Helsinki New minorities such as Muslims pose a novel challenge for European countries which have to decide on policies concerning the incorporation of migrant populations into their societies. Moreover, the transnational reality of many migrants has brought new questions and complexities to existing models and concepts involving immigrant integration. Transnational connectedness may influence ethnic, religious, and national identity construction and related practices in complex ways. The unexpected juncture of heightened transnationalism, concerns about immigrant integration, and the threat of Islamic terrorism have led to pressures on existing welfare state structures and policies. The implications of these processes are receiving increasing attention, but the scope of these changes is still open. This paper will give an outline of a research project which aims at mapping some of these changes in relation to Muslim migration to Finland, Ireland, and Canada. It will also discuss the concepts of transnationalism and governance as theoretical viewpoints in order to explain this phenomenon.

Category: Public Lectures and Seminars: Arts Celtic Studies and Social Sciences
Date:
Time: 1pm - 3pm
Location: Brookfield Medical Building 1.04
Target Audience: All Welcome
Admission Price: € Free
Contact: Dr Oliver Scharbrodt
021-490-2895
http://www.ucc.ie/studyofreligions

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