2004
Volume 62, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 2542-6583
  • E-ISSN: 2590-3268

Abstract

Since the late-1990s, migrants have become subject of a heated debate in the Netherlands. This article examines and analyses this debate. It is marked by five characteristics: culturalization, islamization, rejection of islam, ‘new’ nationalism and a plea for assimilation. These trends relate to developments with regard to Muslims both in the Netherlands and the Islamic World, and also to mechanisms of ‘selfing’ and ‘othering’ among native Dutchmen. These mechanisms are connected with factors like a feeling of threat and a lack of trust in the political elite to overcome these threats. What are the effects of the polarized debate on the attitude of Muslims towards Dutch society?

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