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Governing Islam in French cities: defining ‘acceptable’ public religiosity through municipal consultative bodies

Martínez-ariño, J., 2019, In : Religion, State and Society. 47, 4-5, p. 423-439 16 p.

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Martínez-ariño, J. (2019). Governing Islam in French cities: defining ‘acceptable’ public religiosity through municipal consultative bodies. Religion, State and Society, 47(4-5), 423-439. https://doi.org/10.1080/09637494.2019.1652019

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Martínez-ariño, Julia. / Governing Islam in French cities : defining ‘acceptable’ public religiosity through municipal consultative bodies. In: Religion, State and Society. 2019 ; Vol. 47, No. 4-5. pp. 423-439.

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Martínez-ariño, J 2019, 'Governing Islam in French cities: defining ‘acceptable’ public religiosity through municipal consultative bodies', Religion, State and Society, vol. 47, no. 4-5, pp. 423-439. https://doi.org/10.1080/09637494.2019.1652019

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Governing Islam in French cities : defining ‘acceptable’ public religiosity through municipal consultative bodies. / Martínez-ariño, Julia.

In: Religion, State and Society, Vol. 47, No. 4-5, 2019, p. 423-439.

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Martínez-ariño J. Governing Islam in French cities: defining ‘acceptable’ public religiosity through municipal consultative bodies. Religion, State and Society. 2019;47(4-5):423-439. https://doi.org/10.1080/09637494.2019.1652019


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