Islam in Urban Space and Public Conscience of Europe

DOI: 10.20542/0131-2227-2013-6-29-37

G. Vainshtein, Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Russian Academy of Sciences (IMEMO RAN), 23 Profsoyuznaya Str., Moscow, 117997, Russian Federation (

Abstract. Conflicts of new kind are spreading in Europe, caused by the growing ethnic, cultural, and religious polarization of society. Old tensions between the core population and the immigrants, particularly Muslims, are being exacerbated by growing attempts of local spiritual community leaders to assert Islamic identity of the increasing number of newcomers. The policy of multiculturalism, once acclaimed as a reliable means of integration, draws more criticism. The right-wing radicalism is intensifying. The disenchantment is rising.

Keywords: European identity, Muslim immigration, multiculturalism, failure of integration attempts, rise of the right-wing radicalism

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For citation:
Vainshtein G. Islam in Urban Space and Public Conscience of Europe. World Eonomy and International Relations, 2013, no. 6, pp. 29-37.

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