Muslim Students, Education and Neoliberalism

Schooling a 'Suspect Community'

  • Máirtín Mac an Ghaill
  • Chris Haywood

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Máirtín Mac an Ghaill, Chris Haywood
    Pages 1-15
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 233-242

About this book


This edited collection brings together international leading scholars to explore why the education of Muslim students is globally associated with radicalisation, extremism and securitisation. The chapters address a wide range of topics, including neoliberal education policy and globalization; faith-based communities and Islamophobia; social mobility and inequality; securitisation and counter terrorism; and shifting youth representations. Educational sectors from a wide range of national settings are discussed, including the US, China, Turkey, Canada, Germany and the UK; this international focus enables comparative insights into emerging identities and subjectivities among young Muslim men and women across different educational institutions, and introduces the reader to the global diversity of a new generation of Muslim students who are creatively engaging with a rapidly changing twenty-first century education system.  The book will appeal to those with an interest in race/ethnicity, Islamophobia, faith and multiculturalism, identity, and broader questions of education and social and global change.


community education neoliberalism political science political theory politics schooling islam

Editors and affiliations

  • Máirtín Mac an Ghaill
    • 1
  • Chris Haywood
    • 2
  1. 1.Graduate SchoolNewman University BirminghamUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Media and Cultural StudiesNewcastle UniversityNewcastle Upon TyneUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-56920-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-56921-9
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