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Integration of and the Potential for Islamic Radicalization Among Ethnic Turks in Germany
(2015)
  • Alev Dudek, Western Michigan University
Abstract

In spite of ongoing improvements, integration of ethnic Turks in Germany remains a challenge from the dominant culture perspective, whereas a deeply ingrained institutional and everyday racism and the lack of legal protection against discrimination pose a challenge to full participation of ethnic Turks from another perspective. In an increasingly xenophobic Europe, particularly Germany, an increase in potential for religious and nationalist radicalization in different groups including ethnic Turks is becoming more and more evident. This increase in radical attitudes is not necessarily caused by a lack of integration, as evidenced among well-integrated individuals.

In view of recent developments toward increased radicalization in Germany and in Europe overall, an important question emerges. Where is this trend going and how will it affect the national security of the United States?

Keywords
  • Integration,
  • Discrimination,
  • National Security,
  • Inclusion,
  • Exclusion,
  • Extremism,
  • USA,
  • Germany,
  • Europe,
  • Religion,
  • Islam
Publication Date
Spring April 9, 2015
Citation Information
Alev Dudek. "Integration of and the Potential for Islamic Radicalization Among Ethnic Turks in Germany" (2015)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/alev_akbulut/1/