The Governance of Transnational Islam. The Case of Finland, Ireland and Canada is a research project funded by the Academy of Finland from January 2010 till December 2013. The project investigates Muslim integration into western societies, the chalĀ­lenges Islam poses for these societies, and the policies that have been used to meet these challenges. In particular, the project studies how transnational Islam shapes the development of minority communities and modes of minority governance in Finland, Ireland, and Canada. Finland and the Republic of Ireland are both EU Member States and post-1980 immigration societies. Canada will serve as a point of comparison as a major, non-European immigration country with a federal multicultural policy in place since 1971.

Project leader: Professor Tuula Sakaranaho, Study of Religions (Faculty of Theology), University of Helsinki.