© 2015

Identity and Political Participation Among Young British Muslims

Believing and Belonging


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Asma Mustafa
    Pages 1-8
  3. Asma Mustafa
    Pages 9-31
  4. Asma Mustafa
    Pages 32-47
  5. Asma Mustafa
    Pages 48-85
  6. Asma Mustafa
    Pages 86-111
  7. Asma Mustafa
    Pages 112-123
  8. Asma Mustafa
    Pages 124-145
  9. Asma Mustafa
    Pages 146-159
  10. Asma Mustafa
    Pages 160-181
  11. Asma Mustafa
    Pages 182-194
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 195-218

About this book


This book tackles unanswered questions on British Muslims and political participation: What makes religion a salient 'political' identity for young Muslims (over any other identity)? How do young British Muslims identify themselves and how does it relate to their political engagement? A fascinating insight into the lives of young British Muslims.


belonging identity Muslims participation political participation religion

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies and Linacre CollegeUniversity of OxfordUK

About the authors

Asma Mustafa is Research Fellow on Muslims in Britain at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, UK. She is also Senior Tutor and Senior Research Fellow at Linacre College, University of Oxford, UK. Dr Mustafa received her ESRC funded DPhil from Oxford University in 2011.

Bibliographic information


“This book is a refreshing and challenging attempt to reconcile the controversial area of wider contemporary debates on the integration of Muslim youth into secular western European countries. In that vein, this book talks to policy-makers as well as academics in the field to gauge and understand the delicate and fragile nature of identity and how particularly the religious component becomes more salient and political in a complex post-modern globalized world.” (Uzma Kazi, Ethical and Racial Studies, March, 2016)