EFD’s Roberta Bonazzi and Francesco Farinelli analyze the phenomenon of Islamist radicalisation in Europe. Drawing from historical examples, and taking into account the ideological, socio-economic and psychological trigger, the authors argue that radicalisation, as a multifactorial phenomenon, must be addressed not only through security measures, but via a global approach involving close cooperation between governments, police, civil society and private sector. Civil society , in particular, can play a fundamental role in the prevention aspect, working at the grassroots level with at-risk individual. All actors involved in the counter-radicalization effort, the authors conclude, should promote an alternative narrative based on liberal democratic values.
The article is in Italian and is published in the report Atlante Geopolitico del Mediterraneo 2017