02.03 2010

House of War – New topical book from RU on Islamic Radicalisation

Shahamak Rezaei, Department of Society and Globalisation, Roskilde University, and Marco Goli, Metropolitan University College, Denmark, have authored the book “House of War” based on a scientific study which is financed by C.I.R. (Centre for Studies in Islamism and Radicalisation) at Aarhus University, Denmark.

C.I.R. has just recently issued the study as a report, and the authors also issue the publication as a book.

“House of War”, which includes the Danish abstract “Krigens Hus” is, in an international as well as a national context, the first questionnaire-based (quantitative) clarification of questions such as: 

What is Islamic radicalisation? 

What motivates home-grown Islamic radicalisation? 

What values are associated with the radical Islamic world view and view of humanity?

How do these values manifest themselves in specific preferred actions?

Motives, values and behaviour related to home-grown Islamic radicalisation are clarified through systematic empiric testing of the most wide-spread, but undocumented claims about the interrelationship between causal connections and the factors motivating home-grown Islamic radicalisation; undocumented claims which have dominated the research field “home-grown Islamic radicalisation” throughout the past decade and which have been instructive in relation to politics, not least in relation to the value conflict and the retelling of Danish and European identity.

The innovative methods, analyses and conclusions applied in the study challenge the prevailing (methodological reductionist) paradigm and the associated perceptions of home-grown Islamic radicalisation.

The analyses and conclusions of the study have, among other things, been based on an original extensive, representative national survey of 1113 young Muslims of 15-30 years of age representing 12 different national origins.

One of the report’s many surprising conclusions is that the radical Islamic view on the world and humanity as a growth potential for dividing the world into Us and Them is shared by a considerably large proportion of the young Muslim population in Denmark irrespective of a wide range of socio-economic factors, including citizenship, birth and home country, education, income, integration, etc.

The book “House of War” (incl. the Danish abstract “Krigens Hus”) can be ordered on: www.ruc.dk / shre(at)ruc.dk

shre(at)ruc.dkFor further information, please contact: Shahamak Rezaei, Associate Professor, Department of Society and Globalisation, Roskilde University, Denmark, tel.: +45 4674 2586, mobile: +45 4092-2986, e-mail: shre@ruc.dk

 


 
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