RADIKAL: Religious Extremism and Radicalisation from a Migration and Integration Theory Perspective


The aim of the project “RADIKAL” is to further the understanding of the relation between migration, religion and radicalisation. Central to this aim is the analysis of the relationships between migration-experiences, acculturation-processes, (perceived) experiences of discrimination and the formation of (extremist) political and religious convictions and attitudes. The project’s focus thereby is on radicalised Muslim youths. Based on established theories and data, models regarding the causal relations between the mentioned core concepts are drawn. A mixed methods design serves as the basis for the models’ analysis. This approach allows for the identification of empirically well-grounded models, which may serve as an evidence-based principle for prevention and intervention.

The RADIKAL project is a cooperation project of the DeZIM research community.

Project Management
Prof. Dr. Andreas Zick (IKG)
La Toya Waha (IKG)
2017 - 2019
Bundesministerium für Familie, Senioren, Frauen und Jugend (BMFSFJ)
Cooperation partners
Institut für Interdisziplinäre Konflikt- und Gewaltforschung (IKG) der Universität Bielefeld