A ‘System of Self-Appointed Leaders'? Examining Modes of Muslim Representation in Governance in Britain

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A ‘System of Self-Appointed Leaders'? Examining Modes of Muslim Representation in Governance in Britain. / Jones, Stephen; O'Toole, Therese; Nilsson DeHanas, Daniel; Modood, Tariq; Meer, Nasar.

In: British Journal of Politics and International Relations, Vol. 17, No. 2, 01.05.2015, p. 207-223.

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Jones, Stephen ; O'Toole, Therese ; Nilsson DeHanas, Daniel ; Modood, Tariq ; Meer, Nasar. / A ‘System of Self-Appointed Leaders'? Examining Modes of Muslim Representation in Governance in Britain. In: British Journal of Politics and International Relations. 2015 ; Vol. 17, No. 2. pp. 207-223.

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