Universität Bielefeld

© Universität Bielefeld

Institute for
Interdisciplinary Research
on Conflict and Violence

"Religious Extremism and Radicalisation from a Migration and Integration Theory Perspective"

Short Description

The aim of the project "RADIKAL" is to further the understanding of the relation between migration, religion and radicalisation. Central to this aim is the analysis of the relationships between migration-experiences, acculturation-processes, (perceived) experiences of discrimination and the formation of (extremist) political and religious convictions and attitudes. The project?s focus thereby is on radicalised Muslim youths. Based on established theories and data, models regarding the causal relations between the mentioned core concepts are drawn. A mixed methods design serves as the basis for the models? analysis. This approach allows for the identification of empirically well-grounded models, which may serve as an evidence-based principle for prevention and intervention.

Cooperation Partner

Institute for Interdisciplinary Conflict and Violence Research (IKG),Bielefeld University; Department "Migration, Integration, Transnationalization" (MIT), Berlin Social Science Center (WZB)


Responsible at IKG
Prof. Dr. Andreas Zick
Melanie Schlüter
Fabian Srowig
Olga Janzen

Olga Janzen

Funded by
Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth (BMFSFJ)