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British Muslim Politics

Examining Pakistani Biraderi Networks


About this book


Although there has emerged a huge interest in the Muslim communities in Britain since 9/11 and 7/7, few academic studies have focused on the political processes within Muslim communities and the impacts these have on civic engagement. This book examines the political biographies and religious identities of British Muslims of Pakistani descent.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.School of Politics and International StudiesUniversity of BristolUK

About the authors

Parveen Akhtar is a British Academy Research Fellow at the University of Bristol, UK.

Bibliographic information


“British Muslim Politics is an important study about a growing community in the United Kingdom that uses voices from the Pakistani diaspora. … the book adds to our knowledge about Pakistani involvement in British politics and contains a solid analysis about the shifting political consciousness across the Pakistani generations.” (Ryan Shaffer, Political Studies Review, Vol. 14 (1), February, 2016)