Research financed in the framework of the BMBF’s public security programme is still predominantly occupied with two issues: “online-radicalization” and “international terrorism”. The emphasis on „international terrorism“ still leads to an exclusive focus on “Islamist terrorism” and completely ignores the discussion of and a stronger need for research on right-wing terrorism. The emphasis on “online-radicalization” on the other hand misses the importance of also looking at the offline dimension of any phenomena under investigation.
Autor: Anja Schmidt-Kleinert
Anja Schmidt-Kleinert is currently deputy professor for democracy research at the Philips-University Marburg. Her research focuses, inter alia, on the extreme right in Germany and Israel, political participation, racism and antisemitism.