Universität Bielefeld

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Institute for
Interdisciplinary Research
on Conflict and Violence

Mapping and Analysis of Prevention and Deradicalization Projects dealing with Islamist Radicalization (MAPEX)

Short Description

It is still not sufficiently clear what approaches are particularly successful in preventing young people from being influenced by violent Salafist and jihadist propaganda. One of the main reasons is the lack of a reliable overview of all currently applied prevention and deradicalization projects in the context of Islamist extremism. MAPEX aims to close this gap by analyzing more than 1,000 initiatives in Germany and map them to an interactive and digital map. This will enable practitioners and interested parties to get an overview of the current project landscape and allow them to navigate and identify trends by means of specific filters and categories. More specifically, MAPEX will analyze how the relationship between prevention and intervention is structured. Which causes and which radicalization stages, mechanisms and dynamics do the projects address? Who is being reached by the projects and who is not? Which theoretical approaches do projects refer to and which methods do they apply? The mapping will be supplemented and deepened by qualitative and explorative analyses. [more]


Prof. Dr. Andreas Zick
Dipl.-Soz. Manuela Freiheit

Resarch Assistant
Dipl.-Soz. Andreas Uhl

Student Assistants
B.A. Franziska Winnacker
B.A. Moritz Bühler

Cooperation Partner
FH Münster
Goethe-Universität Frankfurt
Universität Osnabrück

Funded by
Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)