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A De-Radicalization Strategy for Greece: Baby steps back to social common sense

By Chara Georgiadou. Abstract: Violent extremism in Greece in these last recession years has turned into a widespread social phenomenon. Greek extremism is not a new crisis concept though; Extremist groups such as the “17th of November” for instance have been present and defining what “Greek terrorism” is for a long time. The main problem that […] Mehr lesen

Die Identitäre Bewegung in Frankreich – Ein Porträt

Von Mathilde Forestier, Christian Ernst Weißgerber. Auszug: Am Rande der „Manif pour tous“ und durch Aktionen in diesem Feld, ist die Identitäre Bewegung zunehmend in der Medienlandschaft in Erscheinung getreten. Obwohl die Medien ihr Artikel und Reportagen widmen, scheint ihr die französische Gesellschaft bisher jedoch nur wenig Aufmerksamkeit zu schenken. Wissenschaftliche Arbeiten konzentrieren sich fast ausschließlich […] Mehr lesen

Kurzbericht über die Tagung des Arbeitskreises zur Extremismusforschung der Deutschen Vereinigung für Politikwissenschaft (DVPW) an der Universität Bonn (6. Juni 2014)

Von Lazaros Miliopoulos. Auszug: Die vergangene Jahrestagung zur Extremismusforschung fand am 6. Juni 2014 an der Universität Bonn statt, unterstützt vom Bonner Institut für Politische Wissenschaft und Soziologie und dem „Kölner Forum für Internationale Beziehungen und Sicherheitspolitik e.V.“ (KFIBS). Die Tagung gliederte sich in drei Teile. Im ersten Teil wurde der Kleinzellterrorismus als neue Dimension […] Mehr lesen

Conference Report: “The Psychology of Crime-Related Radicalization” May 8-9 2014 in Trier

By Daniel Köhler. Abstract: On May 8 and 9 the University of Trier’s Departments of Law and Psychology hosted their first interdisciplinary and international conference on the legal and psychological aspects of violent and non-violent radicalization processes, potentially leading to severe criminal acts or terrorism. Attended by over 90 professionals, the event brought together many, […] 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

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