REL-01
Youth, Religion, and Questions of Radicalization

Convenors:
Tamar Jugheli (University of Groningen)
Asel Murzakulova (UCA)
Chair:
Tamar Jugheli
Discussant:
Asel Murzakulova
Theme:
REL
Location:
Posvar 3610
Start time:
25 October, 2018 at 14:15
Session slots:
1

Abstract:

We explore religion and questions of radicalization among Central Asian youth. Doolotkeldieva studies how the growing number of madrasas intersect with what has been Kyrgyzstan's historically secular education system. Nasritdinov investigates youth vulnerability and resilience to radicalization through the analysis of six domains of young people's lives: socialization, religion, identity, justice, politics and psychology. And McGlinchey explores Central Asian youth responses to US and European narratives of terror and radicalization through the application of data analytics to social networking websites and online discussion forums as well as through structured interviews.