Islam

Exploring Breivik: A “Lone Wolf”s War against Cultural Marxism

Article
Stella Veranoudi
15/10/2018
11 minutes to read

This paper provides an analysis of the connection between the online/offline anti-cultural Marxism communities and individuals starting with Anders Breivik, as we study his "2083" manifesto.

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Seyran Ates: Female Muslim leader and intellectual

Column
Odile Heynders
16/08/2018
5 minutes to read

The Berlin Ibn Rushd-Goethe Mosque opened in the summer of 2017. The intention of its feminist leader, Seyran Ates, is to create an atmosphere for a peaceful and democratic Islam. Odile Heynders praises Ates as an excellent public intellectual.

My Friend is a White Muslim

Article
Bin Chen
29/03/2018
9 minutes to read

With growing sense of negativity and 'othering' of Islam in political sphere, in this article I take the story of a Dutch Muslim convert to explore religious and social factors attributed to his change. 

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan: Old “New Turkey”

Article
Viviana N. E. Warnken
28/12/2018
15 minutes to read

Erdoğan is a charismatic leader who is changing the political landscape of Turkey as we know. As he faces increasing resistance to his leadership, we analyze him as an individual and his message as a leader.

De revanche op de criticus

Paper
Marlou Agterberg
03/04/2017
28 minutes to read

Marlou Agterberg analyseert hoe de literatuurcriticus zich verhoudt tot Leon de Winters engagement als schrijver en als publiek intellectueel. 

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What keeps Pegida together?

Paper
Isabell Wutz
09/12/2016
7 minutes to read

Since its launch in 2014, Pegida has constructed a strong collective identity. It includes oppositional framing, boundary work and the construction of 'us' vs. 'them' with the implication of 'us' being better than 'them'.

Explaining the Burkini debates

Article
Jan Blommaert
03/10/2016
3 minutes to read

Jan Blommaert (Tilburg University): 'The Burkini incident in Nice can only be "normal" from within a new politics of absolute identity."

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Why Lindsey Graham is the Defeated Commander

Paper
Lovise Neess
08/11/2018
21 minutes to read

Explaining political failure is as relevant as explaining political success.This analysis explores why Lindsey Graham's political message did not succeed in capturing the electorate in the campaign for the Republican presidential primaries.