Time: 13:15 - 15:00 Uhr
Title: IKG Forum-TransMIGZ Talks "Islamist and Nativist Reactionary Radicalization in Europe"
Event Type: Conference
Event Category: Funded Projects
Organisor: Universität Bielefeld-Institut für interdisziplinäre Konflikt- und Gewaltforschung
IKG will host Prof Dr. Ayhan Kaya, the director of Istanbul Bilgi University-European Institute, for his talk "Islamist and Nativist Reactionary Radicalization in Europe" on May 10th, 2021 at 13:15.
This is the first event of the BMBF funded TransMIGZ project under the series of TransMIGZ Talks.
The abstract of Prof. Kaya's talk is as follows: "In this article, the term ‘radicalization’ is discussed as a process that appears to be a defensive and reactionary response of various individuals suffering from social, economic and political forms of exclusion, subordination, alienation, humiliation and isolation. To that effect, the article challenges the mainstream understanding of radicalization. In doing so, the work concentrates on the elaboration of reactionary radicalization processes of self-identified Muslim youth and self-identified native youth residing in Europe. The main reason behind the selection of these two groups is the assumption that both groups are co-radicalizing each other in the contemporary world that is defined by the ascendance of a civilizational political discourse since the war in the Balkans in the 1990s. Based on the findings of indepth interviews conducted with youngsters from both groups in Belgium, France, Germany, and the Netherlands, the work demonstrates that the main drivers of the radicalization processes of these two groups cannot be explicated through the reproduction of civilizational, cultural, and religious differences. Instead, the drivers of radicalization for both groups are very identical as they are both socio-economically, politically and psychologically deprived of certain elements constrained by the flows of globalization and dominant forms of neo-liberal governance."