1st Edition

Nativist and Islamist Radicalism Anger and Anxiety

Edited By Ayhan Kaya, Ayşenur Benevento, Metin Koca Copyright 2023
    262 Pages
    by Routledge

    This book analyses the factors and processes behind radicalisation of both native and self-identified Muslim youths. It argues that European youth responds differently to the challenges posed by contemporary flows of globalisation such as deindustrialisation, socio-economic, political, spatial, and psychological forms of deprivation, humiliation, and structural exclusion.

    The book revisits social, economic, political, and psychological drivers of radicalisation and challenges contemporary uses of the term “radicalism”. It argues that neoliberal forms of governance are often responsible for associating radicalism with extremism, terrorism, fundamentalism, and violence. It will appeal to students and scholars of migration, minority studies, nationalisms, European studies, sociology, political science, and psychology.

    The Open Access version of this book, available at http://www.taylorfrancis.com, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license


    Ayhan Kaya, Metin Koca, and Ayşenur Benevento

    Part I: Spatial Deprivation and Local Contexts

    1. Please, Don’t Blame Us: It Is Possible to Be Both Muslim and a Good Citizen in a Catholic Country

    Roberta Ricucci

    2. Alternative für Deutschland's Appeal to Native Youth in Dresden: Heritage Populism

    Ayhan Kaya

    3. The Interplay of Psychological Stress, Aggression, Identity, and Implicit Knowledge: Findings from a Qualitative Study of Disengagement and Deradicalisation Processes involving Former Right-Wing Extremists

    Denis van de Wetering and Tobias Hecker

    Part II: Mental Processes of Radicalisation

    4. Islamophobia and Radicalisation: When Attitudes of Both Mainstream Society and Immigrant-Origin Muslims Become Extreme

    Constantina Badea

    5. Radicalisation, Extremism, or A Third Position?: How French Muslim Women Engage with the Challenges of Assimilation and Difference

    Catarina Kinnvall, Tereza Capelos, and Poppy Laurens

    6. Is It Radical for a Woman to Become a Stay-at-Home Mother or Wear a Headscarf?

    Ayşenur Benevento

    Part III: Critical Analyses of Islamist Radicalisation

    7. Risking Muslims: Counter-Radicalisation Policies and Responses of Dutch Muslims to the Racialization of Danger

    Martijn de Koning

    8. The Radicalisation of Moroccan-Origin Youth in Europe: The Case of France

    Mehdi Lahlou

    9. Religiosities in a Globalised Market: Migrant-Origin Muslim Europeans' Self-Positioning Beyond Sending and Receiving the States’ Politics of Religion

    Metin Koca

    10. Commentary: Why Extremism?

    Olivier Roy


    Ayhan Kaya, Metin Koca, and Ayşenur Benevento


    Ayhan Kaya is Professor of Politics and Jean Monnet Chair of European Politics of Interculturalism in the Department of International Relations, Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey.

    Ayşenur Benevento works as a postdoctoral researcher in the European Research Council advanced grant project, PRIME Youth, conducted at Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey.

    Metin Koca works as a postdoctoral researcher in the European Research Council advanced grant project, PRIME Youth, conducted at Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey.