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SEST-547 Terrorist Radicalism/Recruitment
Spring for 2010-2011
Faculty:
  • Neumann, Peter
  • Focusing on “homegrown” radicalization into Islamist militant movements in Europe and North America, the course looks at the theory and practice of violent radicalization and recruitment. It also explores counter-radicalization and de-radicalization approaches. The couse consists of three blocs. It begins by exploring some of the theorteical and conceptual foundations of radicalization and recruitment, examining the role of strains and ‘root causes’, ideology, and mobilization. The second bloc takes a closer look at empirical manifestations of the phenomenon, such as radicalization in Europe and North America respectively, online radicalization, and recruitment in other “places of vulnerability”. Finally, the course examines counter-radicalization in theory and practice, including a number of case studies and providing a summary overview of de-radicalization programs. The course will feature a number of guest speakers with direct experience of the issues.
    Credits: 3
    Prerequisites: None

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    SEST-547-01 Terrorist Radicalism/Recruitment
    Spring for 2010-2011
    Faculty:
  • Neumann, Peter
  • Focusing on “homegrown” radicalization into Islamist militant movements in Europe and North America, the course looks at the theory and practice of violent radicalization and recruitment. It also explores counter-radicalization and de-radicalization approaches. The couse consists of three blocs. It begins by exploring some of the theorteical and conceptual foundations of radicalization and recruitment, examining the role of strains and ‘root causes’, ideology, and mobilization. The second bloc takes a closer look at empirical manifestations of the phenomenon, such as radicalization in Europe and North America respectively, online radicalization, and recruitment in other “places of vulnerability”. Finally, the course examines counter-radicalization in theory and practice, including a number of case studies and providing a summary overview of de-radicalization programs. The course will feature a number of guest speakers with direct experience of the issues.
    Credits: 3
    Prerequisites: None
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