Jihadi Terrorism and the Radicalisation Challenge in Europe

Jihadi Terrorism and the Radicalisation Challenge in Europe

Focusing on the situation of jihadi terrorism and radicalization in Europe, this volume looks at the growing tendency of self-radicalization and self-recruitment of individuals.

Author: R. Coolsaet

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 0754672174

Category: Political Science

Page: 195

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Focusing on the situation of jihadi terrorism and radicalization in Europe, this volume looks at the growing tendency of self-radicalization and self-recruitment of individuals. It provides both a precise state of the threat as well as a thorough analysis of the radicalization process.
Categories: Political Science

Jihadi Terrorism and the Radicalisation Challenge

Jihadi Terrorism and the Radicalisation Challenge

This volume addresses two issues that remain largely unexplored in contemporary terrorism studies. It rehabilitates the historical and comparative analysis as a way to grasp the essence of terrorism, including its jihadi strand.

Author: Rik Coolsaet

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317110927

Category: Political Science

Page: 344

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Osama bin Laden's demise in May 2011 marked only the symbolic end of an era. By the time of his killing, he no longer represented the Robin Hood icon that once stirred global fascination. Ten years after the 11 September 2001 attacks, jihadi terrorism has largely lost its juggernaut luster. It now mostly resembles a patchwork of self-radicalising local groups with international contacts but without any central organisational design - akin to the radical left terrorism of the 1970s and the anarchist fin-de-siècle terrorism. This volume addresses two issues that remain largely unexplored in contemporary terrorism studies. It rehabilitates the historical and comparative analysis as a way to grasp the essence of terrorism, including its jihadi strand. Crucial similarities with earlier forms of radicalisation and terrorism abound and differences appear generally not fundamental. Likewise, the very concept of radicalisation is seldom questioned anymore. Nevertheless it often lacks conceptual clarity and empirical validation. Once considered a quintessential European phenomenon, the United States too experiences how some of its own citizens radicalise into terrorist violence. This collective work compares radicalisation in both continents and the strategies aimed at de-radicalisation. But it also assesses if the concept merits its reputation as the holy grail of terrorism studies. The volume is aimed at an audience of decision makers, law enforcement officials, academia and think tanks, by its combination of novel thinking, practical experience and a theoretical approach.
Categories: Political Science

Jihadi Terrorism and the Redaicalisation Challenge

Jihadi Terrorism and the Redaicalisation Challenge

Annotation. By its combination of novel thinking, practical experience and a theoretical approach, this collective work compares radicalisation in both continents and the strategies aimed at de-radicalisation.

Author: Rik Coolsaet

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:847480712

Category: Islamic fundamentalism

Page:

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Annotation. By its combination of novel thinking, practical experience and a theoretical approach, this collective work compares radicalisation in both continents and the strategies aimed at de-radicalisation. But it also assesses if the concept merits its reputation as the Holy Grail of terrorism studies. It rehabilitates the historical and comparative analysis as a way to grasp the essence of terrorism, including its jihadi strand.
Categories: Islamic fundamentalism

Jihadist Terror

Jihadist Terror

This book identifies policy and research gaps from an evidence-based perspective – it analyses what we know, what we don't know and what we need to know in relation to understanding and countering the jihadist terrorist threat.

Author: Anthony Richards

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781788315555

Category: Religion

Page: 336

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The past 18 months have seen a radical increase in incidents of jihadist terrorism within the United Kingdom – from the Manchester Arena attack, to the Houses of Parliament, to London Bridge. As a result, there are renewed calls for a high-level national conversation about the causes of, and the responses to, this particular terrorist problem. This book identifies policy and research gaps from an evidence-based perspective – it analyses what we know, what we don't know and what we need to know in relation to understanding and countering the jihadist terrorist threat. It provides readers with a synthesis of the knowledge and evidence that exists on each of the key topic areas, representing a distinctive and valuable resource for policymakers, academics and students. The contributors to the volume are leading international and national experts, from both the scholarly and policy-making communities, who are ideally placed to comment on the question of jihadist terrorism and the future of the threat in the UK.
Categories: Religion

Understanding Violent Radicalisation

Understanding Violent Radicalisation

This is the first book to address in depth the interplay between radicalisation and political violence in Europe, as well as the effectiveness of counter-measures.

Author: Magnus Ranstorp

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135260415

Category: History

Page: 280

View: 388

This is the first book to address in depth the interplay between radicalisation and political violence in Europe, as well as the effectiveness of counter-measures. As evidenced from the multitude of intercepted plots across several European cities since 2001, the threat level and the intensity of the desire to perpetrate mass-casualty attacks within Europe is not diminishing. While violent radicalization has gradually moved to the top of the EU counterterrorism agenda, it has been accompanied by a relatively embryonic understanding about the processes and interplay of factors that contribute to radicalization, which are played out differently in cities like Paris, Rome, London and Copenhagen. Undoubtedly, there are common factors at the global and regional levels that facilitate radicalization, but it is also clear that radicalization is very context dependent. This book provides crucial insights into different ways to understand violent radicalization within national contexts and the challenges addressing the many pathways into terrorism inspired by al-Qaeda and other forms of Islamic extremism. This book will be of great interest to students of terrorism studies and political violence, counter-terrorism, EU politics, security studies and IR in general. Magnus Ranstorp is Research Director of the Center for Asymmetric Threat Studies at the Swedish National Defence College and a Member of EU Expert Groups on (Violent) Radicalisation. He has twenty years of experience in research on counterterrorism issues and testified at the 9/11 Commission Hearing.
Categories: History

Jihadi Terrorism and the Radicalisation Challenge

Jihadi Terrorism and the Radicalisation Challenge

British Library Cataloguing in Publication Data Jihadi terrorism and the radicalisation challenge : European and American experiences. 2nd ed. 1. TerrorismReligious aspectsIslam. 2. Jihad. 3. RadicalismReligious aspectsIslam. 4.

Author: Rik Coolsaet

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317110910

Category: Political Science

Page: 340

View: 663

Osama bin Laden's demise in May 2011 marked only the symbolic end of an era. By the time of his killing, he no longer represented the Robin Hood icon that once stirred global fascination. Ten years after the 11 September 2001 attacks, jihadi terrorism has largely lost its juggernaut luster. It now mostly resembles a patchwork of self-radicalising local groups with international contacts but without any central organisational design - akin to the radical left terrorism of the 1970s and the anarchist fin-de-siècle terrorism. This volume addresses two issues that remain largely unexplored in contemporary terrorism studies. It rehabilitates the historical and comparative analysis as a way to grasp the essence of terrorism, including its jihadi strand. Crucial similarities with earlier forms of radicalisation and terrorism abound and differences appear generally not fundamental. Likewise, the very concept of radicalisation is seldom questioned anymore. Nevertheless it often lacks conceptual clarity and empirical validation. Once considered a quintessential European phenomenon, the United States too experiences how some of its own citizens radicalise into terrorist violence. This collective work compares radicalisation in both continents and the strategies aimed at de-radicalisation. But it also assesses if the concept merits its reputation as the holy grail of terrorism studies. The volume is aimed at an audience of decision makers, law enforcement officials, academia and think tanks, by its combination of novel thinking, practical experience and a theoretical approach.
Categories: Political Science

De Radicalization in the Mediterranean

De Radicalization in the Mediterranean

The experts in this volume illustrate the policies of contrast, prevention and de-radicalization that have been adopted by countries in the MENA region, revealing emerging trends, lessons learned and overviews of this security status.

Author: Lorenzo Vidino

Publisher: Ledizioni

ISBN: 9788867058198

Category: Political Science

Page: 157

View: 113

In the past few years, the MENA region witnessed a rise in jihadist extremism and radicalization, as countries in the area were rocked by a series of deadly terrorist attacks. As authorities responded to the threat, it became clear that in order to effectively counter the phenomenon, traditional repressive measures had to now be accompanied by alternative methods of prevention, rehabilitation and dissuasion. How have different governments around the Mediterranean responded? What sort of alternative measures have been taken? How effective have these policies been? What further steps can be taken to strengthen the response of the authorities? These are just some of the key issues that this ISPI Report seeks to cover. The experts in this volume illustrate the policies of contrast, prevention and de-radicalization that have been adopted by countries in the MENA region, revealing emerging trends, lessons learned and overviews of this security status.
Categories: Political Science

The Challenge of Jihadist Radicalisation in Europe and Beyond

The Challenge of Jihadist Radicalisation in Europe and Beyond

The wave of radicalisation that most European countries have experienced over the last five years is unprecedented and unlikely to significantly diminish in the near future.

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:979996614

Category: Jihad

Page: 115

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The wave of radicalisation that most European countries have experienced over the last five years is unprecedented and unlikely to significantly diminish in the near future. Improvements in the traditional counter-terrorism arena (e.g. better intelligence- sharing, improved legislation, more manpower ...) are sorely needed throughout the continent. But it is the opinion of the vast majority of policy-makers and, even more tellingly, most law enforcement and intelligence officials, that CVE measures are necessary components in a comprehensive counter-terrorism strategy. The necessity of boosting the CVE approach as a supplement to traditional counter-terrorism is made even more urgent by recent and likely forthcoming geopolitical events. The Islamic State's loss of large sections and, possibly, all of its territory has resulted (and will likely result even more in the future) in the return of many European foreign fighters to their countries of origin. While some will be arrested, authorities will likely lack the evidence to charge many of them. While monitoring remains the logic and main response to this dynamic, programmes seeking to rehabilitate them appear to be also crucially important.
Categories: Jihad

Walking Away from Terrorism

Walking Away from Terrorism

This accessible new book looks at how and why individuals leave terrorist movements, and considers the lessons and implications that emerge from this process.

Author: Director International Center for the Study of Terrorism and Associate Professor of Psychology John Horgan, JR

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135285487

Category: History

Page: 216

View: 785

This accessible new book looks at how and why individuals leave terrorist movements, and considers the lessons and implications that emerge from this process. Focusing on the tipping points for disengagement from groups such as Al Qaeda, the IRA and the UVF, this volume is informed by the dramatic and sometimes extraordinary accounts that the terrorists themselves offered to the author about why they left terrorism behind. The book examines three major issues: what we currently know about de-radicalisation and disengagement how discussions with terrorists about their experiences of disengagement can show how exit routes come about, and how they then fare as ‘ex-terrorists’ away from the structures that protected them what the implications of these findings are for law-enforcement officers, policy-makers and civil society on a global scale. Concluding with a series of thought-provoking yet controversial suggestions for future efforts at controlling terrorist behaviour, Walking Away From Terrorism provides an comprehensive introduction to disengagement and de-radicalisation and offers policymakers a series of considerations for the development of counter-radicalization and de-radicalisation processes. This book will be essential reading for students of terrorism and political violence, war and conflict studies, security studies and political psychology. John Horgan is Director of the International Center for the Study of Terrorism at the Pennsylvania State University. He is one of the world's leading experts on terrorist psychology, and has authored over 50 publications in this field; recent books include the The Psychology of Terrorism (Routledge 2005) and Leaving Terrorism Behind (co-edited, Routledge 2008)
Categories: History

Terrorist Rehabilitation and Counter Radicalisation

Terrorist Rehabilitation and Counter Radicalisation

This book seeks to explore the new frontiers in counter-terrorism research, analyses and practice, focusing on the imperative to rehabilitate terrorists.

Author: Lawrence Rubin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136822643

Category: History

Page: 164

View: 729

This book seeks to explore the new frontiers in counter-terrorism research, analyses and practice, focusing on the imperative to rehabilitate terrorists. The post-9/11 world is in a very early stage of global rehabilitation both of terrorists and criminals. Nonetheless, some correctional rehabilitation programs have led convicted and suspected terrorists to express remorse, repent, and recant their violent ideologies and re-enter mainstream politics, religion and society. Although operational counter-terrorism initiatives have received both investment and attention, strategic counter-terrorism initiatives that ultimately end violence including terrorism but require patience and sustained efforts have been neglected by governments and received inadequate public coverage. This book is an early attempt to examine a few case studies both by practitioners and scholars. This book provides a better understanding of the process of deradicalization, and will be the first step towards exploring the development of tools necessary to examine and address challenges faced by practitioners. This book will be of much interest to students of terrorism and political violence, radical Islam, conflict resolution, war and conflict studies and IR/Security Studies.
Categories: History