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  • Conditions Governing Access
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  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: Pepperdine University. Special Collections and University Archives.
    Title: Joel S. Fetzer Papers
    Identifier/Call Number: 0003
    Physical Description: 6.14 Linear Feet (8 boxes)
    Date: 1983-2017
    Abstract: The collection includes research materials that Joel Fetzer used to write four of his books: Muslims and the State in Britain, France and Germany (2004), Luxembourg as an Immigration Success Story: The Grand Duchy in Pan-European Perspective (2011), Confucianism, Democratization, and Human Rights in Taiwan (2013), and Open Borders and International Migration Policy: The Effects of Unrestricted Immigration in the United States, France, and Ireland (2015). Items include interview notes, audiocassettes and compact discs of interviews, correspondence, and printed reference materials.
    Physical Location: Pepperdine University. Special Collections and University Archives.
    Language of Material: Materials are in German, French, English, Spanish, Mandarin, Taiwanese, and Luxembourgish.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Advance notice required for access.

    Conditions Governing Use

    Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.
    In the case of interviewees with pseudonyms, researchers may listen to the interview and quote the individual by pseudonym only, until after Joel Fetzer's death.

    Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder# or item name], Joel S. Fetzer papers, Collection no. 0003, Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries, Pepperdine University.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    The collection was donated by Joel Fetzer in three parts. The Germany, France, and England materials were donated in 2008, the Luxembourg materials were donated on August 8, 2011, the Taiwanese and Mandarin materials were donated on January 2, 2013, and the materials on open borders were donated in 2017.

    Biographical note

    Joel S. Fetzer was born on November 13, 1965, in Jacksonville, Florida. After his father, a Naval intelligence officer, was transferred to the Pentagon in Washington DC in 1970, Fetzer spent most of his childhood in the nearby suburb of Woodbridge, Virginia. He studied abroad at the Universities of Paris (France) and Manheim (Germany), then graduated summa cum laude from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Arts in Government and English in 1988. By 1996, he had received a Master of Arts, Master of Philosophy, and Ph.D. in Political Science from Yale University. While at Yale, he was awarded the Ebert Dissertation Fellowship from the Friedrich Ebert Foundation of Bonn, Germany, and the Peace Scholar Fellowship from the United States Institute of Peace.
    From 1996 to 1997, Fetzer worked as a visiting faculty member at Pepperdine University; the next year (1997 to 1998) he did his postdoctoral research at the University of Southern California. He subsequently became an assistant professor at Central Michigan University from 1998 to 2000, and a visiting scholar at the University of Osnabrück (Germany) in the spring of 2001. In 2001 he returned to Pepperdine University as a Professor in Social Science and Associate Professor in Political Science. His courses at Pepperdine focus on East Asia, immigration, comparative European politics, American people and politics, and urban development. His career has included additional research grants and fellowships from the German Marshall Fund of the United States, the American Political Science Association, the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, and the Gilder Lehman Institute of American History/Columbia University Library.
    Dr. Joel S. Fetzer is the author of numerous publications on comparative immigration politics and on religion and political behavior. His trips to Germany, France, and England in 2001, Luxembourg in 2008, and Taiwan provided source material for multiple books.
    In 2000, he wrote Public Attitudes toward Immigration in the United States, France, and Germany. He co-authored a book with J. Christopher Soper in 2004 titled Muslims and the State in Britain, France and Germany. The book explores each state's response to Muslims' religious demands in the areas of accommodation of religious practices and teaching in public schools, the provision of state funding for Islamic schools, and the regulation of mosque building. Their work relies on historical and contemporary secondary literature, interviews with religious and political leaders, and the authors' analysis of national public opinion survey data, some of which was commissioned for their book.
    His research from Luxembourg prompted him to write Luxembourg as an Immigration Success Story: The Grand Duchy in Pan-European Perspective in 2011. The book examines Luxembourg's successful management of its immigration policy. The book draws on personal interviews with Luxembourg's government officials, immigration scholars, immigrants, and human-rights activists. Fetzer documents integration of the foreign-born and compares Luxembourg's situation with that of other European Union countries to discuss explanations of the success of its immigration policies.
    He also co-authored a book with J. Christopher Soper, titled Confucianism, Democratization, and Human Rights in Taiwan, in 2012. The purpose of this book is to integrate the philosophical and political ideologies of Confucianism and Democracy and to explain that it is possible for them to coexist in the political sphere of Asian countries such as Taiwan.

    Scope and Content

    The collection includes research materials that Joel Fetzer used to write three of his books: Muslims and the State in Britain, France and Germany (2004), Luxembourg as an Immigration Success Story: The Grand Duchy in Pan-European Perspective (2011), Confucianism, Democratization, and Human Rights in Taiwan (2013), and Open Borders and International Migration Policy: The Effects of Unrestricted Immigration in the United States, France, and Ireland (2015).
    Research materials come from Fetzer's travels through Germany, France, and England in 2001, Luxembourg in 2008, and Taiwan. The collection contains audiocassettes or compact discs of interviews and handwritten notes from these interviews; promotional and informational pamphlets for countries visited; newspaper clippings; scholarly and governmental articles; and correspondence between Fetzer, religious leaders, and government officials.


    Original order and original series designation was maintained with the collection. Current folder titles are essentially the same as the original folder titles, but the formatting has been standardized for ease of reading. Names of interviewees and locations of interviews have been added where missing in the original folder titles. The collection is organized in the following series: Series 1. Muslims and the State in Britain, France and Germany ; Series 2. Luxembourg as an Immigration Success Story: The Grand Duchy in Pan-European Perspective ; Series 3. Confucianism Democratization and Human Rights in Taiwan., and Series 4: Open Borders and International Migration Policy: The Effects of Unrestricted Immigration in the United States, France, and Ireland.

    Related Archival Materials

    Data sets for Muslims and the State in Britain, France and Germany (2004) and Confucianism, Democratization, and Human Rights in Taiwan (2013) are also available.

    Separated Materials

    Books from the collection were separated and shelved in Special Collections. The following books were separated from the collection:
    A taste of freedom; memoirs of a Formosan independence leader / Mingmin Peng, 1972.
    Analyse des "Klassenwiederholens" im primaren und postprimaren Bereich / Gitte Landgrebe, 2006.
    Annuaire des Mosquées 2000 / La Boussole Association loi 1901, 2000.
    Beautiful Taijiang: Taijiang Ecological and Cultural Zone / Hui-Ling Ming, Xiuli Chen, Hsiu-Li Chen, Chih-Hsien Chen, and Chi-Chen Huang, 2005.
    Bulletin du Statec, v. 3, 2000.
    Bulletin du Statec, v. 4, 2001.
    Bushido kaidai: noburesu oburiju to wa / Teng-hui Lee, 2006.
    Chiffres clés sur la population de Luxembourg, 2007.
    Christlich-muslimische Ehen und Familien / Verlag Otto Lembeck, 1998.
    Confucian analects, The great learning, and the doctrine of the mean / Confucius and James Legge, 1971.
    Covering Islam: How the Media and the Experts Determine How We See the Rest of the World / Edward W. Said, 1997.
    Cultural change in postwar Taiwan/ Stevan Harrell and Junjie Huang, 1994.
    Curry-Wurst und Döner / Cem Özdemir, 1999.
    Dār ash-shahāda L'Occident, espace du témoignage / Tariq Ramadan, 2002.
    Das neue Staatsangehörigkeitsrecht / Yeni Vatandaşlik Yasasi, 2000.
    Da'wa Unter Nichtmuslimen / S. Ibrahim Rüschoff, 1983.
    Der Islam: Alltagskonflikte und Lösungen / Mathias Rohe, 2001.
    Der Islam: im Zeugnis von Heiligen und Bekennern / Adelgunde Mertensacker, 2000.
    Der Islam in der Diskussion / Cristoph Burgmer, 1996.
    Der Prophet Allah / Maria Adelgunde Mertensacker, 1996.
    Der Weg Der Aleviten (Bektaschiten) / Ali Duran Gülçiçek, 1996.
    Die Begegnung von Christen und Muslimen / Evangelisches Missionwerk in Deutschland, 1993.
    Die islamische Frau ist anders / GTB, 2002.
    Diplômes et certifications: Anneé scolaire 2006/2007, 2008 (2 copies).
    Discover Anping: National Anping Harbor Historic Park / Hsu-Yin Chiang and Xiuli Chen, 2005.
    Discrimination à l'emploi: Rapport au Commissariat du Gouvernement aux Etrangers, 2005.
    Enseignement secondaire général: Année scolaire 2006/2007, 2008.
    Enseignement secondaire technique: Année scolaire 2006/2007, 2008.
    EuroPhantasien: Die islamische Frau aus westlicher Sicht / Irmgard Pinn and Marlies Wehner, 1995.
    Familienleben in Islam / Rita Breuer, 1999.
    Ferdinand Buisson: Apôtre de l'école laïque / Laurence Loeffel, 1999.
    Grundzüge der islamischen Erziehungs-lehre / Amal Ingrid Lehnert, 1993.
    Guide pratique pour la vie associative, 1997.
    Halbmond über deutschen Dächern List / Peter Heine, 1997.
    Histoire de la laïcité française / Jean Baubérot, 2000.
    Hommes & Migrations: Laïcté Mode D'Emploi, 1999.
    HUDA no. 3, 1994.
    Identität und Integration: Spannungsfelder zwischen "Anpassung" und "Abgrenzung" / Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, 2000.
    Interrelations entre immigration et marché de l'emploi au Luxembourg, 2004.
    Islam de France, 1998-2000.
    Islam in Deutschland: Eine Religion sucht ihre Einbürgerung / Sybille Fristch-Opperman, 1999.
    Islam und der Westen / Murad Wilfried Hofmann, 1998.
    Islamiche Zuwanderung / Bassam Tibi, 2002.
    Islamischer Religions - unterricht an staatlichen Schulen in Deutschland / Dokumentation eines Fachgespräches, 2000.
    (K)eine Frage der Kultur/Sorun Gerçekten Kültür Mü? / Cem Özdemir, 2002.
    La laïcité pour l'égalité / Henri Pena-Ruiz, 2001.
    La Question du Hijab / Mortada Motahari, 2000.
    La Voile de la Femme Musulmane! Pourquoi? / Cheikh Mouhammad ben Ahmad ben Ismail, 1998.
    Lao zi Zhuang zi xuan / Cai-gui Wang.
    Le Fonctionnaire Expatrié / Francis Berguin, 1999.
    Le passage primaire post-primaire: Analyse de la procédure d'orientation, 2006.
    L'Église et l'État en France / Dominique Le Tourneau, 2000.
    L'Enseignement Privé en France / Sabine Monchambert, 1993.
    Les Chiffres Clés de l'Éducation Nationale: Statistiques et Indicateurs 2006-2007, 2008.
    Les musulmans dans la laïcité / Tariq Ramadan, 1998.
    Liberté, de croire, liberté de penser / Laurent Jézéquel, 1999.
    L'islam en France / Alain Boyer, 1998.
    L'islam et les musulmans en France / Sadek Sellam, 1987.
    L'Islam Made in France / Metmati Mâamar, 2000.
    Manuel pour tous ceux et celles qui s'engagent dans la campagne "Tous différents Tous égaux", 2006.
    Marianne et le Prophète / Soheib Bencheikh, 1998.
    Moscheeführer Islamisches Zentrum München / Ahmad V. Denffer, 1995.
    Moslemische Revue, 1994 January-2008 June.
    Muslims in Western Europe / Jørgen Nielsen, 1995.
    Musulmans en Europe / Bernard Lewis and Dominique Schnapper, 1993.
    Musulmans d'Occident / Tariq Ramadan, 2002.
    Muslime unter uns: Islam in der Schwiez / Christoph Peter Baumann and Christan J. Jäggi, 1991.
    Muslimiche Frauen in Deutschland erzählen über ihren Glauben / GTB, 1999.
    Musulmanes Françaises / Nancy Venel, 1999.
    Muslime zwischen Herkunft und Zukunft / Ikra-Christin Mohr, 2000.
    Mit Muslimen in Frieden leben / Adel Theodor Khoury, 2002.
    Muslime in Deutschland / Ursula Spuler-Stegeman, 2002.
    Née en France: Histoire d'une jeune beur / Aïcha Benaïssa and Sophie Ponchelet, 1990.
    Nightlife in Tainan / Tsai, Young-Jhen and Chen, Hsiu-Li, 2005.
    Notes of democratic DNA / Yingming Wu and Katherine Alexander, 2005.
    Par-delà le voile: Femmes d'islam en Europe / Nadine B. Weibel, 2000.
    Paroles d'islam (Islamic Words) / Felice Dassetto, 2000.
    Peut-on vivre avec l'islam? Le choc de la religion meuelamane et des sociétés laïques et chrétiennes / Jaqcues Neirnynck and Tariq Ramadan, 1999.
    PISA 2006 Rapport national Luxembourg, 2007.
    Pour Une France Juste: 89 propositions du F.C.C.M. aux candidats / Forum Citoyen Cultures Musulmanes, 2002.
    Pouvoirs Issue 48, L'immigration, 1988.
    Présence Juive entre Meuse, Moselle et Rhin à travers la carte postale, 2005.
    Recherche Etude Documentation no. 9: Bilan des inscriptions, 2005.
    Reise nach Mekka: Ein Deutscher lebt den Islam / Murad Wilfried Hofmann, 1996.
    Saiko shidosha no joken / Toki Ri, 2008.
    Taiwan human rights report 2003.
    Taiwan human rights report 2004.
    Taiwan human rights report 2005.
    Tang shi san bai shou / Cai-gui Wang, 1999.
    The complete Analects of Confucius / Confucius, Jeffrey Seow, Hui Xu, and Adam Sia, 1997.
    The National Library of Luxembourg, 2007.
    Le travail en coopération / Fernand Tremuth, 2007.
    Was jeder vom Islam wissen muß, 5th ed. / GTB, 1996.
    Was jeder vom Islam wissen muß, 6th ed. / GTB, 2001.
    Wunder des Lebens / Fatima M. D'Oyen, 1998.
    Xin shi dai Tai wan ren : da kai Tai wan ren xin ling zhi yao : cong xin Tai wan ren dao xin shi dai Tai wan ren / Deng-hui Li, 2005.
    Xue yong Lun yu / Cai-gui Wang.
    Yi jing / Cai-gui Wang.
    Zur Situation muslimischer Kinder und Jugendlicher in Schule und Ausbildung / DIF, 1996.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Compact discs
    Democracy -- Taiwan -- History
    Confucianism -- Taiwan -- History
    Muslims -- Europe, Western -- Cultural assimilation
    Muslims -- Europe, Western -- Interviews
    Emigration and immigration
    Islam -- Research
    Fetzer, Joel S.
    Soper, J. Christopher