'Radicalisation' has often seemed the key to understanding, and preventing, modern terrorism. This site aims to gather high-quality academic research on radicalisation and make it easily accessible for policymakers, journalists and anyone else whose work deals with this area. It is managed by the Religion and Society Research Programme.
This quantitative analysis is a useful addition to the evidence base addressing whether or not Islam is especially violent.
This article focuses on the concept 'religious terrorism' and assesses its validity and some of the effects of its usage. The authors argue that 'religious terrorism' is both conceptually suspect as well as empirically problematic.
This article provides both a good introductory survey to approaches to counter-radicalisation, placing US efforts in the context of European practices.
This study (based on data from sub-Saharan Africa) is an important contribution to research into the causes of terrorism in failed states.
This book makes the claim that an important distinction should be made between two types of jihadist martyrdoms.
A flimsy fundamentalism, more to do with rage and thrill-seeking than deep religious commitments, is behind the recent wave of amateur terrorism.
Assessing the impact of the Arab Spring on the fortunes of Jihadist movements in the Middle East, Khosrokhavar argues that it dealt a major blow to their wider attraction.
Introductory guide to the causes of radicalisation.
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