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Jihadism in Europe: European Youth and the New Caliphate

Farhad Khosrokhavar


European jihadism is a multi-faceted social, political and cultural phenomenon, linked not only to the extremist behavior of a limited group but also to a broader crisis, including the lack of utopia and loss of meaning among the middle class, and the humiliation and denial of citizenship among disaffiliated young people in poor districts all over Western Europe. The family and its crisis, in many ways, have played a role in promoting jihadism, particularly in families of immigrant origin whose relationship to patriarchy was different from that of the mainstream society in Europe. Among middle ... More

Keywords: jihadism, crisis of authority, ethnic segregation, slum culture, caliphate

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780197564967
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2021 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780197564967.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Farhad Khosrokhavar, author
Retired Professor, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales Paris, France