With its crystal clear argumentation and creative use of experimental games to unearth bias, Adida, Laitin, and Valfort’s Why Muslim Integration Fails in Christian-Heritage Societies is an important contribution to ongoing conversations about Muslims in the West. Adida, Laitin, and Valfort add to this scholarship by seeking to isolate the effect of being Muslim on one’s experience of social discrimination, the result being a resource scholars can utilize to show that Muslims in France face discrimination specifically for their religious affiliation.

To investigate religious discrimination, the authors compare Muslim immigrants to non-Muslim immigrants while controlling for a host of other factors that might also result in discrimination, such as race, immigration history, and country of origin. They also examine elements that might give...

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