KURI “Configurations of social and political practices in dealing with radical Islam”
Islamist-motivated terrorism and radical Islam have been the focus of media, political and social attention for years. Various measures to prevent and to counter extremist tendencies were taken and they range from prevention by civil society groups to coercive measures taken by the government. Although fundamental questions of liberal and pluralistic societies are always addressed when dealing with radical Islam, there is a lack of studies that examine which factors have been decisive for these measures.
Researchers from the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy at the University of Hamburg (IFSH) and Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF) probe the field of tension in dealing with radical Islam – and include right-wing populist and right-wing extremist dynamics in their analysis as well. The aim is to shed light on the interplay between what society demands from the government and civil society institutions on the one hand, as well as the perceptions, problem definitions, solutions and practices of politics, administration, security authorities and civil society groups in this field on the other hand. The project aims to support politics and society in finding basic, practice-oriented answers to the problems of dealing with radical Islam in Germany and Europe.
The consortium project KURI is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) with a duration from September 2020 to August 2024.
Further information can be found on the project website kuri-projekt.de.