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Routledge Studies in Countering Violent Extremism

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This book series sets out to become the first interdisciplinary platform for the study of issues pertaining to countering violent extremism, such as deradicalization and disengagement programs and individuals as well as collective processes of leaving terrorism and violent extremism behind. Additional focus points will be the impact of programs, different cultural notions of CVE, results of large-scale CVE-related research projects, specific guidance for practitioners and policymakers in building and maintaining CVE programs, mechanisms to evaluate initiatives, as well as innovative techniques to design new ones. The series aims to help establish a new field of "deradicalization studies" and to build a bridge across the disconnect between experts from different fields, countries and specialities.

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Countering Right Wing Extremism in Education Schooling in the Racist Badland

Countering Right Wing Extremism in Education: Schooling in the Racist Badland

1st Edition


By Christer Mattsson, Thomas Johansson, Jesper Andreasson
July 30, 2024

This book investigates how schools deal with racism and extremism, focusing on everyday life, students, and the surrounding community and geographical area. There is a lack of clarity on how racism and extremism should be managed in schools. Through extensive ethnographical data, interviews, and ...

Vulnerability and Resilience to Violent Extremism An Actor-Centric Approach

Vulnerability and Resilience to Violent Extremism: An Actor-Centric Approach

1st Edition

Edited By Juline Beaujouan, Veronique Dudouet, Maja Halilovic-Pastuovic, Johanna-Maria Hülzer, Marie Kortam, Amjed Rasheed
October 19, 2023

This book examines the actors that shape societal dynamics leading to, or preventing, violent extremism from taking roots in their communities, including state representatives, religious institutions, and civil society actors. The volume contributes to an emerging stream of research focusing on ...

Selling De-Radicalisation Managing the Media Framing of Countering Violent Extremism

Selling De-Radicalisation: Managing the Media Framing of Countering Violent Extremism

1st Edition

By Gordon Clubb, Daniel Koehler, Jonatan Schewe, Ryan O'Connor
September 25, 2023

This book examines how de-radicalisation programmes have been portrayed in the media and details the role of public relations (PR) strategies employed by such programmes and Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) to create positive coverage of their work. CVE and de-radicalisation programmes have seen ...

Radicalization and Disengagement in Neo-Nazi Movements Social Psychology Perspective

Radicalization and Disengagement in Neo-Nazi Movements: Social Psychology Perspective

1st Edition

By Christer Mattsson, Thomas Johansson
May 31, 2023

This book offers an in-depth study of personal accounts of men and women who have at one time entered, participated in and ultimately exited the neo-Nazi movement, with a focus on advanced Western states.   Through detailed stories of the movement’s violence, hatred, and ideology, coupled with ...

Understanding Islamist Terrorism in Europe Drugs, Jihad, and the Pursuit of Martyrdom

Understanding Islamist Terrorism in Europe: Drugs, Jihad, and the Pursuit of Martyrdom

1st Edition

By Lewis Herrington
May 31, 2023

This book argues that guilt, shame, and remorse, associated with a history of substance abuse, explain why a minority of Islamist extremists carried out suicide terrorism in Europe between 2001 and 2018.  Since 9/11, Islamist terrorism has dominated the European security landscape, but there has ...

Counter-Terrorism Community Engagement Pitfalls and Opportunities

Counter-Terrorism Community Engagement: Pitfalls and Opportunities

1st Edition

By Jason Hartley
January 09, 2023

This book offers insights into the building of trust in Muslim communities through community engagement in a climate of counter-terrorism. Police engagement with Muslim communities is complex with a history of distrust. This book first attempts to understand the role and implications of uncertainty...

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