The burqa affair across Europe : between public and private space
Introduction / Alessandro Ferrari and Sabrina Pastorelli -- 1. In praise of pragmatism / Silvio Ferrari -- 2. Burqa and Islam / Roberta Aluffi Beck-Peccoz -- 3. Burqa, niqab and women’s rights / Letizia Mancini -- 4. A besieged right: religious freedom and the Italian war on the burqa and the niqab / Alessandro Ferrari -- 5. The burqa affair in France / Anne Fornerod -- 6. Legal and social issues concerning the wearing of the burqa and other head coverings in the United Kingdom / Mark Hill -- 7. Introducing a general burqa ban in the Netherlands / Adriaan Overbeeke -- 8. The burqa affair in Spain: legal perspectives / Agustín Motilla -- 9. The Belgian 'burqa ban’: legal aspects of local and general prohibitions on covering and concealing one’s face in Belgium / Jogchum Vrielink, Saïla Ouald Chaib and Eva Brems -- 10. A quest for open helmets: on the Danish burqa affair / Lisbet Christoffersen -- 11. Burqa in Germany - not really an issue: a short note / Jörn Thielmann and Kathrin Vorholzer -- 12. The anti-burqa movement in Western Europe / Ralph Grillo and Prakash Shah -- 13. The burqa in Europe: European institutions and the comparative/interdisciplinary approach / Daniele Ferrari and Sabrina Pastorelli -- Conclusion: the European burqa debates: past, present and future / Maleiha Malik -- The RELIGARE-Como declaration on the issue of the burqa.; "In recent years, the wearing of the full-face veil or burqa/niqab has proved a controversial issue in many multi-cultural European societies. Focussing on the socio-legal and human rights angle, this volume provides a useful comparative perspective on how the issue has been dealt with across a range of European states as well as at European institutional level. In so doing, the work draws a theoretical framework for the place of religion between public and private space. With contributions from leading experts from law, sociology and politics, the book presents a comparative and interdisciplinary approach to one of the most contentious and symbolic issues of recent times." -- Publisher.