1st Edition

Radicalisation, Extremism and Social Work Practice Minority Muslim Youth in the West

Edited By Lena Robinson, M Rafik Gardee Copyright 2022
    266 Pages
    by Routledge

    266 Pages
    by Routledge

    Radicalisation, Extremism and Social Work Practice is the first book to explore cultural identity, acculturation and perceived discrimination of Muslim youth across Western countries in relation to social work, as well as the radicalisation and extremist views and actions of a small number of Muslim youth. 

    It draws on relevant theoretical frameworks and research to examine the different approaches taken in social work practice. Some countries consider multi-agency approaches, particularly how public health practice can inform interventions and strategies. Others take a public health approach, looking for risk factors and seeking protective factors to develop suitable interventions within the communities through public engagement and partnership. As well as examining and discussing the above approaches, this book critically examines government and community-based approaches to radicalisation and extremism, and strategies for combating these. 

    This volume will be a valuable resource for social work students, including other disciplines such as psychology, public health, psychiatry, sociology, political science and community development. It will also be of interest to policy makers, practitioners and researchers.

    1          Introduction

                Lena Robinson and M. Rafik Gardee

    2          Muslim Youth in the United Kingdom

                Lena Robinson and M. Rafik Gardee

    3          Muslim Youth in the United States

                Altaf Husain, Fatima Y. Mirza and Taqi Tirmazi

    4          Muslim Youth in France: About Discrimination, Radicalisation and terrorist Attacks

                Rajaa Dusseaux-Edom and Abdel Halim Boudoukha

    5          Understanding the Experiences of Families of Radicalised Muslim Youth in Australia: Implications for Social Work Practice

                Vivian Gerrand and Michele Grossman

    6          Canadian Muslim Youth

                William Barr, Juliette Tocino-Smith and Debra Kostyk

    7          Muslim Youth in Germany

                Andreas Beelmann, Michael Wermke and Juliane Dingfelder

    8          Muslim Youth in Denmark

                Üzeyir Tireli

    9          Radicalisation and Violent Extremism Among Norwegian Youth

                Hajra Tahir

    10        Muslim Youth in Finland

                Teemu Pauha and Venla Ritola

    11        Social Work as a Tool for Countering Violent Extremism in Sweden

                Göran Larsson and Christer Mattsson

    12        Concluding Observations

                M. Rafik Gardee and Lena Robinson


    Lena Robinson is Professor of Social Work and Human Services at Central Queensland University, Australia. Previously, she was Professor of Social Work at University of the West of Scotland and Senior Lecturer in Psychology and Social work at the University of Birmingham, UK. 

    M Rafik Gardee is a semi-retired Public Health Consultant in Primary Healthcare and International Development. He has 40+ years of experience in Community Healthcare, both in developed and emerging countries. A Doctor, former Public Health Advisor, and Founding Director for Ethnic and Minority Health in Scotland, he holds an Honorary Senior Lectureship in Public Health Medicine at the University of Glasgow, UK where he coordinated the International Health Module.