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Our new open-access book is out!

Nativist and Islamist Radicalism: Anger and Anxiety, edited by Ayhan Kaya, Ayşenur Benevento and Metin Koca (London: Routledge), is available online as of April 3, 2023.

The collection, featuring diverse and insightful contributions from esteemed scholars, analyses the factors and processes behind radicalisation of both native and self-identified Muslim youths. It argues that European youth responds differently to the challenges posed by contemporary flows of globalisation such as deindustrialisation, socio-economic, political, spatial, and psychological forms of deprivation, humiliation, and structural exclusion.

The book revisits social, economic, political, and psychological drivers of radicalisation and challenges contemporary uses of the term “radicalism”. It argues that neoliberal forms of governance are often responsible for associating radicalism with extremism, terrorism, fundamentalism, and violence. It will appeal to students and scholars of migration, minority studies, nationalisms, European studies, sociology, political science, and psychology.

The Open Access version of this book, available at, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license

Reach the open-access links for each chapter below:

Introduction Nativist and Islamist Radicalism: Anger and Anxiety

by Ayhan Kaya, Metin Koca, Ayşenur Benevento


Please, Don't Blame Us: It Is Possible to Be Both Muslim and a Good Citizen in a Catholic Country

by Roberta Ricucci


Alternative für Deutschland's Appeal to Native Youth in Dresden: Heritage Populism

by Ayhan Kaya


The Interplay of Psychological Stress, Aggression, Identity, and Implicit Knowledge: Findings from a Qualitative Study of Disengagement and Deradicalisation Processes Involving Former Right-Wing Extremists

by Denis van de Wetering, Tobias Hecker


Islamophobia and Radicalisation: When Attitudes of Both Mainstream Society and Immigrant-Origin Muslims Become Extreme

by Constantina Badea


Radicalisation, Extremism, or a Third Position? How French Muslim Women Engage with the Challenges of Assimilation and Difference

by Catarina Kinnvall, Tereza Capelos, Poppy Laurens


Is It Radical for a Woman to Become a Stay-at-Home Mother or Wear a Headscarf?

by Ayşenur Benevento


Risking Muslims: Counter-Radicalisation Policies and Responses of Dutch Muslims to the Racialisation of Danger

by Martijn de koning


The Radicalisation of Morrocan-Origin Youth in Europe: The Case of France

by Mehdi Lahlou


Religiosities in a Globalised Market: Migrant-Origin Muslim Europeans' Self-Positioning Beyond the Sending and Receiving States' Politics of Religion

by Metin Koca


Commentary: Why Extremism?

by Olivier Roy



by Ayhan Kaya, Metin Koca, Ayşenur Benevento