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Muslim American Politics and the Future of US Democracy

Edward E. Curtis IV


The future of US democracy depends on the question of whether Muslim Americans can become full social and political citizens. Though many Muslims have worked toward full assimilation since the 1950s, it has mattered little whether they have expressed dissent or supported the political status quo. Their efforts to assimilate have been futile because the liberal terms under which they have negotiated their citizenship have simultaneously alienated Muslims from the body politic. Focusing on both electoral and grassroots Muslim political participation, this book reveals Muslim challenges to and ac ... More

Keywords: democracy, Muslim, Islam, United States, assimilation, nationalism, liberalism, politics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781479875009
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479875009.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Edward E. Curtis IV, author
IU School of Liberal Arts