Violent radicalization in Europe
Why does militant Islamism also appeal to apparently well-integrated Muslim youth in Europe? What makes a 22-year old university student from Leeds decide to take his own life together with the lives of many other chance passengers on the London subway? Why and when does violent rhetoric develop into violent action? What factors are involved when individuals reject political violence?
These are key questions in academic and political debates. Empirical knowledge is still limited, however, and no agreement exists regarding which theories are best to analyze the phenomenon.
We aim to contribute: