Nativism informs the way in which far-right organizations identify the members of the national community and those who challenge or threaten it.
- The topic of Istanbul Seminars 2011 is Overcoming the Trap of Resentment. How to counter the politics of fear in an age of migrations and uncertainty? Islam and the West: the challenge of pluralism as a new political attitude to be opposed to the polarization of cultures and identities. The research of antidotes to radicalism and xenophobia. A special focus of this year will be on the role of Islam in the public sphere of democratic countries and Muslim minorities in Europe, particularly the Turkish minority in Germany. The discussion will also touch upon the changes in progress in several Arab countries and their implications for Europe and all the Mediterranean area. More information by clicking on this link.