Workshop – „Islamophobia in Eastern Europe – Theoretical Implications and Empirical Findings“

The so-called »refugee crisis« has made clear that devaluing attitudes towards Islam and Muslims are strong in some Eastern European countries and even lead to political demands which are incompatible with the democratic commandment of religious freedom and EU anti-discrimination rules. With the increasing migration of Muslims within the context of globalization and flight, there is currently a huge integration problem which is a major threat to the coexistence of people of different cultures and religions. Existing research is often concentrated almost exclusively on the analysis of medial discourse in connection with anti-Islam and is rather descriptive than theory orientated, with the result that there is considerable research desideratum on the subject. This applies both to the knowledge of universal theories, for example, from sociology and social psychology, as well as empirically reliable material from quantitative and qualitative social research. The workshop, which is linked to a first meeting, will contribute to the analysis of the existing research gaps by a stronger combination of theory and empiricism.

Click here to find the whole program of research workshop.

Date: November 3-4, 2017

Venue: Leipzig, University Theological Faculty, Martin-Luther-Ring 3, 3rd floor,
room 304, 04109 Leipzig


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