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The Advice Centre on Radicalisation of the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees

By Florian Endres. Abstract: In an interview with the Turkish newspaper Hürryiet in January 2014, Dr. de Maizière, the German Federal Minister of the Interior, was questioned about the approximately 270 persons with German connections who have travelled from Germany to Syria (among other issues). The Minister’s comments included a statement concerning the possible danger posed by jihadists who […] Mehr lesen

The Invocation of Human Rights and the (De-)securitization of Ethno-political Conflicts

By Richard Georgi. Abstract: The paper contributes to the scholarly debate on (de-)radicalization through research on the (de-)securitizing character of human rights invocations by civil society organizations (CSOs) in ethno-political conflicts. The securitization concept provides for an innovative analytical tool for understanding the influence of CSOs on inter-group relationships: A securitizing move asserts an existential […] Mehr lesen

Bd. 1 (2014) New Angles Create alternatives

Inhaltsverzeichnis Die Beratungsstelle „Radikalisierung“ im Bundesamt für Migration und Flüchtlinge Florian Endres „Ich bin das Gegenteil von Osama bin Laden“ Claudia Dantschke A New Kind of Terror: Radicalizing Youth In Canada Abbee Corb, Renee Grozelle Couragierter agieren und reagieren – Ein Plädoyer für mehr Zivilgesellschaft im Kampf gegen den Rechtsextremismus aus bayrischer Perspektive Franz Gervasoni […] Mehr lesen

A New Kind of Terror: Radicalizing Youth In Canada

By Abbee Corb, Renee Grozelle. Abstract: The term “radicalization” has become a hot and sexy topic as of late. Radicalized youth of all genres, be they Jihadist, radical Islamist, Left-wing, Right-wing, White Supremacist; have proven to be of concern to law enforcement, government officials, intelligence groups, and the Diaspora at large. Concerns also resonate in […] Mehr lesen

Ideological immunity in the German media coverage of domestic terrorism

By Jörg D. Bendt. Abstract: Influenced by the uncovering of the National Socialist Underground in Germany, in this paper I employ a framing analysis in order explore whether the ideology of terrorist(s) makes a difference in how they are portrayed in the German media. Taking into account two media models, the Democratic Corporate model of […] Mehr lesen

The strategic use of deradicalization

By Mark Dechesne. Abstract: The present contribution provides a recap of an earlier article entitled “Deradicalization: Not Soft but Strategic” (Dechesne, 2011). Building on the propositions that deradicalization is of strategic use, that it has existed for quite some time, that it may occur spontaneously, and that is should be differentiated from behavioral disengagement, a […] Mehr lesen

Government responses to far-right extremism: Learning from 10 European states

By Vidhya Ramalingam. Abstract: Europe has been confronted repeatedly with the grim reality of right-wing extremism over the past several years. In October 2013, Ukrainian born terrorist Pavlo Lapshyn was convicted for racially-motivated murder and for plotting a campaign of terror against mosques in the UK. In August 2012, far right terrorist Anders Behring Breivik […] Mehr lesen

Right-Wing Extremist Radicalization Processes: The Formers’ Perspective

By Daniel Köhler. Abstract: This study is based on the in-depth analysis of nine narrative interviews with seven former high ranking German right-wing extremists. Giving an intensive overview about the related academic literature on right-wing radicalization processes the findings regarding the individual motivations for entry; belonging and exit are integrated therein, albeit focusing on the […] Mehr lesen

Bd. 3 (2013) Foreign Fighters & Counter Terrorism

Inhaltsverzeichnis Countering Violent Extremism across the Nordic Baltic Network. A Conference Report and Introduction to the NBN The British Embassy in Stockholm Zur Zusammenarbeit privatrechtlicher Initiativen und staatlichen Organisationen in Ausstiegsprozessen aus politisch radikalen Bewegungen Bernd Wagner Mum, I’m fighting for Allah now Ahmad Mansour Terror Superstars Daniela Pisoiu „Man muss in der Szene auch […] Mehr lesen

Bd. 2 (2013) What’s your experience? Deradikalisierung – International

Inhaltsverzeichnis EU Versus Extremism: Europe must respond to the threat of radicalisation, before it turns even more violent Cecilia Malmström Ein Beitrag zur Geschichte und zu Formatierungen von Ausstiegsinitiativen in Sachen Rechtsradikalismus in Deutschland (1990 – 2013) Bernd Wagner Tackling white supremacy, Australian style All Together Now Militant Extremism in a Preventive Perspective Morten Hjørnholm […] Mehr lesen