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Liam Anderson (Committee Chair), Carlos Costa (Committee Member), Vaughn Shannon (Committee Member)

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Master of Arts (MA)


From the 1970s to the 1990s, Western European democracies embraced multiculturalist public policy (MCPP). This was in an effort to address and accommodate the minority rights of immigrants who found their way to Europe during its post-WWII labor force recovery. By the mid-1990s, there was a backlash against such policy and movement towards integrationist values. This has been exacerbated in the wake of radical Islamist terror attacks like those of 9/11, the London 7/7 bombing, and the Paris Metro Bombings of 1995. Attention has been focused on the threat, incidence, and causal factors of homegrown jihadism within Europe. The research presented here will analyze the degree of MCPP adopted in specific European Union member states and their incidence of radicalization in an effort to determine the strength of the relationship between the two.

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Department of Political Science

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