British Muslim Political Participation: After Bradford

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In this article I argue that there is a significant generational shift within British Pakistani communities in relation to political participation and civic engagement. Using George Galloway's March 2012 by‐election victory in Bradford West and an analysis of primary empirical research conducted amongst British Pakistani communities between 2005–2007, and, 2011, I argue that kinship‐based bloc voting—a feature of British Pakistani political engagement in UK politics—is being challenged. A younger generation of British Pakistanis want politicians to engage with them as individuals rather than politicians assuming their votes through co‐opting Pakistani community elders in a system of patronage politics, an arrangement which has been in place since mass immigration from the subcontinent in the 1950s and 60s.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)762-766
JournalThe Political Quarterly
Volume83
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2012

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Akhtar, Parveen . / British Muslim Political Participation: After Bradford. In: The Political Quarterly. 2012 ; Vol. 83, No. 4. pp. 762-766.
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