Muslim Community Lobby Ireland is an independent organization established 1st May 2007. Its motto is TO USE THE VOTE RIGHTLY AND TO RAISE THE MUSLIM COMMUNITY AWARNESS WITH THEIR RIGHTS AND TO PROMOTE TOLERANCE AND UNDERSTANDING OF OTHER EXISTING GROUPS. لترشيد استعمال الصوت الانتخابي ولتوعية وتعريف المسلمين بحقوقهم في ايرلندا وان يعيشوا بتفهم للواقع وللجماعات الاخرى الموجودة على الساحة

Monday, May 28, 2007

A Muslim lobby at Whitehall By ingenta connect

A Muslim lobby at Whitehall
Examining the role of the Muslim minority in British foreign policy making
Author: Radcliffe L.
Source: Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations, Volume 15, Number 3, July 2004, pp. 365-386(22)
Routledge, part of the Taylor & Francis Group

Abstract:While much has been written on the role of ethnic and religious pressure groups in US foreign policy making, little has been noted of the participation of these groups in the British context. This paper examines the role of the British Muslim community in the making of British foreign policy. In particular, it examines the lobbying activity of the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB), which, though only established in 1997, has achieved prominence in political and media circles. This study reveals a disparity between the MCB's regular access to government ministers and officials under the New Labour tenure and its only limited influence in foreign policy making. More generally, it seeks to show the complexity of the relationship between domestic and foreign policy as well as between culture and politics.
Document Type: Research article
DOI: 10.1080/0959641042000233282
Affiliations: 1: St Anthony's College Oxford

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