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Hakim Khatib

Hakim Khatib is PhD student in political science at Duisburg-Essen University. He studied politics and economics of the Middle East, European studies, journalism and linguistics at Marburg University, Fulda University, London School of Journalism and Tishreen University in Syria. He has been lecturing at different German universities since 2011 on issues related to ideology and the interplay of power thereof in socio-political life, and religion and its relationship to contemporary politics in the regions of West Asia and North Africa, especially Egypt and Syria. He is also the editor-in-chief of the Mashreq Politics & Culture Journal (MPC Journal) since 2014 and has published over 100 articles in different languages, academic and otherwise, in a wide spectrum of on-line and printed newspapers, journals and think tanks.

His current research focuses on Islam-inspired political ideologies such as Islamist extremism and Salafism, radicalisation, de-radicalisation processes in Germany as well as peace and conflict in the Middle East.

Research Interests
  • Islam-inspired political ideologies (Islamism, Salafism, jihadism and Islamic extremism)
  • Radicalisation and de-radicalisation processes
  • Social, religious and ethnic minorities
  • Political and religious conflicts
  • Authoritarianism and repression
  • Sources of social power
Regional Focus
  • West Asia and North Africa, with the focus on Egypt, Syria and Saudi Arabia
  • Germany

Forschungsprojekt: Islamist extremism in Germany – ISIS recruits and returnees


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