Ethnic Ties and Political Mobilization


Theoretical background and objectives

This project draws on survey data which have been gathered in the project "Religious Fundamentalism and Radicalization in Comparative Perspective" in 8 different countries, namely Germany, United States, Cyprus, Turkey, Palestine, Israel, Lebanon, and Kenia.

Focusing on Germany, Israel, and the United States as countries where Muslims represent a minority, we study whether and to what extent inter-ethnic contacts influence the attitudes of Muslims with respect to religiously motivated violence.