IB Tauris, November 2020

“Stephen Jones has produced the first book of its kind, a work that considers the interaction of political liberalism with actual lived Islam in Britain. Islam and the Liberal State is both an urgent read in these populist times and a far-reaching vision for a better future.”

Daniel Nilsson DeHanas, Senior Lecturer in Political Science and Religion, King’s College London, UK

“In Islam and the Liberal State, Stephen H. Jones carefully interrogates and challenges the social and political hierarchies that disparage Islam and Muslim in Britain. He urges a transformation in how Islam is perceived in relation to the ‘liberal’ British state, authoritatively unpicking complexities in both. Methodologically-robust, reflective, critical and knowledgeable, this incisive yet nuanced book makes valuable contributions to the academic study of Islam and Muslims and nation states. Through the discussions it provokes in the public square, it will also influence everyday politics of being or perceiving Islam in Britain.”

Sariya Cheruvallil-Contractor, Assistant Professor, Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations, Coventry University, UK

Available from Bloomsbury Academic here.

Explore the book’s contents and read the introduction here.

Cover image by Shaz Begg, reproduced with permission.