Terrorism and Political Violence Association

Radicalisation and Violent Extremism in Societies Research Cluster

The RaVE research cluster brings together academic and non-academic expertise and experiences to understand radicalisation and violent extremism at the societal level. The purpose of the cluster is to provide an innovative approach which emphasises the links between micro,meso, and macro factors in not only driving and shaping radicalisation and violent extremism, but to also understand the impact counter-radicalisation policies have on society.

The membership of the research cluster consists of three strands of specialism. The first area focuses on social movement theories and approaches, such as network analysis and framing analysis. The second area engages with public opinion, attitudes and (counter) narratives of radicalisation, specifically drawing on quantitative and qualitative methods such as surveys, focus group experiments and opinion poll data . The third area of research focuses on the local, such as policy and community experiences and understandings through interviews and ethnographic methods.

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Radicalisation and Violent Extremism: Society, Identity and Security’ Workshop
22-23rd July, 2016
University of Leeds

The Terrorism and Political Violence Association (TAPVA) invite you to attend its workshop to engage with societal approaches to understanding radicalisation and violent extremism.

To attend the two-day event, you can register on the online shop. The £40 fee gives participants the opportunity to attend all panels and engage in debate and discussion. Tea/Coffee and Lunch will be provided. The event will be of interest to researchers, practitioners and we particularly welcome students and members of the public to attend. Please note that the number of tickets is limited and therefore we encourage you to register early to avoid disappointment.

The opening talk will be given by Professor Emeritus Alex P. Schmid on “Violent Extremism, Violent Radicalisation, Radicalism, Extremism, Terror and Terrorism – Conceptual Confusions and Clarifications”

The keynote speech will be given by former British diplomat and intelligence office, and expert in countering violent extremism, Richard Barrett OBE.

The workshop will involve a deep discussion on some of the following themes:

  • Forming empathic spaces for young Muslim people to engage in discussions of so called radicalisation and extremism, religious ideology, identity and foreign policy.
  • Developing a Model of Sikh Radicalisation in Britain
  • Terror in our back gardens: Understanding Syrian Foreign Fighters
  • Radicalisation and higher education – students’ understanding and experiences
  • Has the Prevent policy been complicit in creating spaces where extremism can flourish?
  • Challenging ISIS online narratives: My experiences of countering violent extremism/deradicalisation and thwarting recruitment strategy of ISIS
  • War from the Ground up: drones, women and radicalisation

If you have any queries about the event, then please contact us at ipitapva@leeds.ac.uk.



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