Research report

Swiss Muslim Communities in Transnational and Local Interactions : Public Perceptions, State of Research, Case Studies

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  • Fribourg : SZIG/CSIS, 2022
English In numerous European countries of immigration, there are controversial discussions about how transnational influences and local dynamics relate to each other within Muslim communities. This study addresses the subject of transnational Muslim networks and their local impact in the Swiss context in a threefold manner: firstly, it analyses media and political perceptions in Switzerland. Secondly, it evaluates the state of research on transnational networks and complements this with comments from experts interviewed on the subject. Thirdly, these perspectives are broadened by an empirical exploration of seven local Muslim communities in Switzerland. The roles played by transnational relations on one hand and local interactions on the other, as well as how these relate to each other, are analysed based on concrete cases. In doing so, the study takes into account both the self-perception of Muslim actors and the perceptions of different stakeholders in society. Over- all, more than 40 interviews and expert consultations have been conducted during the research process.
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Centre Suisse Islam et Société
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  • English
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Religion, theology
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  • SZIG/CSIS-Studies ; 7
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gold
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https://folia.unifr.ch/unifr/documents/313356
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