Country Report

Egypt – Meso-level Drivers of Radicalisation and Violent Extremism

22 November 2023

CONNEKT studies the contexts of the emergence of radicalisation and violent extremism (VE)  in the MENA region and the Balkans in relation to seven pre-identified drivers: Religion, economic deprivation, political grievances, culture and leisure opportunities, digital literacy, territorial inequalities, and transnational dynamics.

The project maps and establishes interrelationships and specific significance of these seven potential drivers within three different levels of analysis (macro-level, meso-level and micro-level). This framework aims at building a cumulative knowledge of the complex phenomenon of radicalisation: Going from macro-level to meso-level to micro-level, findings are each time included at the next stage as a starting point.

This report shares the findings of the meso-level research activities conducted by CONNEKT in Egypt.

This publication is part of the D5.1 COUNTRY PAPERS ON MESO-LEVEL DRIVERS. While the reports on the other seven countries studied by CONNEKT were published in October 2022, this report on Egypt is published in November 2023. Research in that country had been temporarily put on hold, so the research team worked at a different pace.

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