Paradoxes of Liberal Democracy: Islam, Western Europe, and by Paul M. Sniderman,Michael Bang Petersen,Rune Slothuus,Rune

By Paul M. Sniderman,Michael Bang Petersen,Rune Slothuus,Rune Stubager

In 2005, twelve cartoons mocking the prophet Mohammed seemed within the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten, igniting a political firestorm over calls for by means of a few Muslims that the claims in their spiritual religion take priority over freedom of expression. Given the explosive response from heart jap governments, Muslim clerics, and a few Danish politicians, the degree used to be set for a backlash opposed to Muslims in Denmark. yet no such backlash occurred.

Paradoxes of Liberal Democracy indicates how nearly all of traditional Danish voters supplied a high-quality wall of aid for the rights in their country's growing to be Muslim minority, drawing a pointy contrast among Muslim immigrants and Islamic fundamentalists and aiding the civil rights of Muslim immigrants as absolutely as these of fellow Danes—for instance, Christian fundamentalists. construction on randomized experiments performed as a part of huge, nationally consultant opinion surveys, Paradoxes of Liberal Democracy additionally demonstrates how the ethical covenant underpinning the welfare country concurrently promotes equivalent therapy for a few Muslim immigrants and opens the door to discrimination opposed to others.

Revealing the energy of Denmark’s dedication to democratic values, Paradoxes of Liberal Democracy underlines the demanding situations of inclusion yet deals wish to these looking to reconcile the secular values of liberal democracy and the non secular religion of Muslim immigrants in Europe.

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