Research on radicalisation and extremism in North Rhine-Westphalia
CORE-NRW RESEARCH REPORT 2023
In recent years, it has become clear that the threat of extremism and terrorism is not a temporary and limited phenomenon. Against a backdrop of multiple crises, the potential for radicalisation has recently been high. While the coronavirus pandemic was still reverberating in politics and society in 2022, Russia's war of aggression against Ukraine led to heated public debates about armament, arms supplies, energy shortages and inflation. Added to this are social polarisations around domestic issues such as refugees and immigration, climate and gender. Most recently, the Hamas attack on Israel on 7 October and the subsequent global attacks on Jews—including here in Germany—have revealed worrying levels of anti-Semitism. [...]
The research report of the network "Connecting Research on Extremism in North Rhine-Westphalia", CoRE-NRW for short, presents the landscape of research on radicalisation and extremism in North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), Germany and Europe in the period between August 2022 and July 2023. It serves as a guide and reference work to provide researchers and the interested (specialist) public with a systematic overview of where research is currently being conducted on which topics.