Negotiating Space: Strategies of the European States and Politics of Religion

Magdalena Nordin, Jonas Otterbeck

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In this chapter addresses how space making in relation to migrants’ religions is negotiated from the perspective of the receiving countries. In this chapter, we stress the difference between tactics, as social power practices among the less influential, and the strategies practiced by more influential social agents when establishing space, that is, the social practice of place. Thus, the space making tactics in focus in Chap. 3 here make way for discussion of strategies of space making by social agents who are likely to be able to assert and practice power in influential ways. In this case, these are states, regional and local authorities in the country of residence and more abstract social institutions such as political, juridical and educational systems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIMISCOE Research Series
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media B.V.
Number of pages18
Publication statusPublished - 2023

Publication series

NameIMISCOE Research Series
ISSN (Print)2364-4087
ISSN (Electronic)2364-4095


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