What unbiased book should I read on multiculturalism, immigration and Islam in Europe?
July 25, 2011 3:57 PM Subscribe
What politically neutral book(s) should I read on multiculturalism and Islam, immigration/integration politics and/or ethnic/religious tensions in Europe?
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane to Society & Culture (11 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
I have seen many books on these topics, but most seem to have an agenda and appear to be written from a given side of the "aisle". I accept that objectivity is a stretch on such a controversial topic, but any work that at least attempts to limit its political bias is welcome. I would especially like to read a sort of fact-check on what drives contemporary political stances on Islam and immigration in Europe.
I'm expressly interested in a European perspective. So U.S.-centric works on immigration can be disregarded, but comparisons between Europe and America are okay.
Bonus points for ones that cover the Netherlands in detail. In addition, Dutch-language works are more than welcome, should you know of any.
Lastly, given the sociopolitical developments in the last few years I would prefer more recent works.
Thank you in advance for all and any suggestions, folks.