New Review of Integrating Islam, April 2009

Book review of Integrating Islam: political and cultural challenges in contemporary France (Brookings Press 2006):

“The successes and failures of cultural integration [are] given an authoritative and optimistic reading by Jonathan Laurence and Justin Vaisse in Integrating Islam … Laurence and Vaisse give us a carefully conducted study of the integration of Muslims into French society, solidly based on statistics and poll results. They see integration wisely as a double process, bringing change to the French population as well as to immigrants… The authors are particularly interesting on French efforts to promote a Western Islam limited to the private sphere.”

- Robert O. Paxton, New York Review of Books, April 9, 2009

Click here to read the review