Riaz Releases New Publication

Islam and identity politics
Professor Ali Riaz, Professor and Department chair for the Department of Politics and Government,  has published a new book titled Islam and identity politics among British-Bangladeshis: A leap of faith.

Published by the Manchester University Press, this book probes the causes of and conditions for the preference of the members of the British-Bangladeshi community for a religion-based identity vis-à-vis ethnicity-based identity, and the influence of Islamists in shaping the discourse.

The first book-length study to examine identity politics among the Bangladeshi diaspora delves into the micro-level dynamics, the internal and external factors and the role of the state and locates these within the broad framework of Muslim identity and Islamism, citizenship and the future of multiculturalism in Europe. In the United States, it is distributed by Palgrave Macmillan; in Canada the book is distributed by University of British Columbia Press.


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