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Ethno-religious conflict in Europe
Ethno-religious conflict in Europe

Typologies of radicalisation in Europe’s Muslim communities

Contributor(s): Michael Emerson (Editor)
Subject(s): Government/Political systems, Security and defense, Politics and religion, Studies in violence and power, Inter-Ethnic Relations, Peace and Conflict Studies
Published by: CEPS Centre for European Policy Studies
Keywords: societal tension; violent conflict; Muslim culture; Islam-related tensions; aftermath of 9/11;
Summary/Abstract: This book comes from a large research endeavour of the European Union’s 6th Framework Programme, called ‘Microcon’, standing for the micro-foundations of violent conflict. In its entirety, Microcon consists of 28 component projects undertaken by 22 research centres across Europe, under the coordination of Sussex University. The Microcon website (www.microconflict.eu) gives a full account of participants, objectives and results. The project runs from 2007 to 2011.This book addresses the greatest source of societal tensions and violent conflict in contemporary Europe, involving people from minority groups of Muslim culture. Six country case studies – on Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Spain, Russia and the United Kingdom – give a comprehensive account of Islam-related tensions and violence, from the jihadist terrorist acts seen in Europe in the aftermath of 9/11 in the US, through to the urban riots of the type seen in France in 2005. These events are analyzed with a common typology together with detailed accounts of the social context in each country. Also included is an interpretation of the fundamental nature of the Islamist terrorism in Europe, with the outline of a strategy to repel it. The book is a unique source for those seeking to understand the nature of ethno-religious violence in contemporary Europe.

  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-92-9079-822-4
  • Page Count: 200
  • Publication Year: 2009
  • Language: English
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