Drivers of radicalisation and violent extremism in the light of state dynamics in MENA and the Balkans

30 July 2021 | Report | English


The seven country reports in this publication provide an overview of how institutions approach radicalisation and violent extremism in two different regions. As part of CONNEKT Work Package 4 (WP4), they examine the macro-level analysis that includes structural and institutional approaches and helps establish a cartography of contexts within the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and the Balkans. Moreover, the WP4 looks into an evolution of dynamics regarding the seven previously determined drivers (territorial inequalities, economic deprivation, political ideas, cultural factors, religion, digital literacy, and transnational dynamics) and attempts to provide a better understanding of institutional norms, values, practices, strategic policy choices, and institutional responses. This is the first empirical building block, which will inform subsequent research, and links institutions to meso- (community) and micro- (individual) levels. The research presented here provides country-focused foundations for understanding the interaction between macro-, meso- and micro-level analysis.

A report produced in the framework of the Horizon 2020 research project CONNEKT, led by the IEMed.

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