The Select Committee on Citizenship & Civic Engagement recently put out a call for evidence relating to a series of questions/issues it was keen to investigate. In response to this, I pulled together this written submission. In trying to keep it condensed, I focused on the following: British Identity & Nationhood; Values & Shared Values;… Read More SUBMISSION: Written Evidence – Select Committee on Citizenship and Civic Engagement
Here’s a link to my most recent contribution to the German-published, Turkish language periodical, Perspektif. This month’s contribution is titled “Müslümanlar’ın Entegrasyonunda ‘Çözülmesi Gerekenler’” which loosely translates as “Solving the Needs of Muslim Integration” and focuses on the findings from the Commission on Islam, Participation and Public Life that were published in the report, “Missing… Read More COMMENT: Müslümanlar’ın Entegrasyonunda “Çözülmesi Gerekenler” – Perspektif
Here’s a link to a piece recently published by the Sociological Review that was co-written with my long-term friend and collaborator Özlem Young. Focusing on new research we undertook in Birmingham with Somali families in the immediate aftermath of the Brexit referendum, the full piece can be read by clicking here. The first few paragraphs are… Read More ARTICLE: Brexit, Birmingham and Belonging: Anxieties About ‘Home’ Among Secondary Migrant Somali Families – Sociological Review Blog
For those who have been following the thread on whether the Preventing Violent Extremism (PVE) agenda is divisive and more importantly whether it’s working, here is the letter that I sent back to the Department for Communities and Local Government (CLG) following their inherently bland response to me a few weeks ago (read their letter… Read More vers 2.0: Is the Preventing Violent Extremism (PVE) programme divisive…???
When I was requested to attend the Cabinet meeting in Birmingham a short while ago, I was invited to put a question forward to Hazel Blears at the Department of Communities and Local Government (CLG). For me, the question had to be about the PVE programme: Given that the PVE Pathfinder programme in Birmingham primarily… Read More Is the Preventing Violent Extremism (PVE) programme divisive? A response from the CLG
Given the news this morning that a growing number of voices are concerned about the Preventing Violent Extremism (PVE) agenda and its funding in Birmingham, I am reproducing below a short briefing paper that I put together through my role at BRAP in July 2007 for the Birmingham Strategic Partnership and the Equalities Department at… Read More Are We Preventing Extremism?