A Muslim lobby at Whitehall
Author: Radcliffe L.1
Source: Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations, Volume 15, Number 3, July 2004, pp. 365-386(22)
Publisher: 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.
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