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#32 Radicalisation in Bulgaria: Threats and Trends
#32 Radicalisation in Bulgaria: Threats and Trends

Author(s): Rositsa Dzhekova, Mila Mancheva, Maria Doichinova, Lyubomira Derelieva, Tihomir Bezlov, Maria Karayotova, Yavor Tomov, Dimitar Markov, Miryana Ilcheva
Contributor(s): Ognian Shentov (Editor), Boyko Todorov (Editor), Alexander Stoyanov (Editor)
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Politics, Social Sciences, Civil Society, Governance, Sociology, Social development, Social differentiation, Studies in violence and power, Substance abuse and addiction, Policy, planning, forecast and speculation, Nationalism Studies, Economic development, Migration Studies, Ethnic Minorities Studies, Social Norms / Social Control, Globalization
Published by: Център за изследване на демокрацията
Keywords: CSD Report; Center for the Study of Democracy; CSD; Radicalisation; Bulgaria; Threats; Trends
Summary/Abstract: The phenomena of radicalisation today develop and change at high speed, with their extreme forms manifested globally. The destructive dimensions of (violent) Islamist or right-wing radicalisation have become dramatically visible in Europe posing serious challenges to European societies at large. This report aims to address a knowledge gap with regard to how and to what extent internationally observed radicalisation processes are manifested in Bulgaria. Four different forms of radicalisation are investigated, including Islamist radicalisation, right-wing and left-wing radicalisation, as well as football hooliganism. The report provides policy makers and the expert community with a systematic overview of the main risks to which the Bulgarian society is exposed, as well as of the main actors and ideas, the repertoire of actions and the groups at risk associated with radicalisation. The report outlines recommendations for improvement of the policy and institutional response with regard to radicalisation by way of monitoring and prevention measures as well as multi agency collaboration and community engagement.

  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-954-477-259-8
  • Page Count: 187
  • Publication Year: 2015
  • Language: English