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PhD dissertation Jasper de Bie third in international competition

Jasper de Bie, who obtained his doctoral degree at the Institute of Criminal Law & Criminology and who is currently employed by the Ministry of Security and Justice, has been awarded an honourable third place in the international competition 'TRI Award for the Best Doctoral Dissertation on Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism' with his dissertation ‘How Jihadist Networks Operate’ (2016).

His supervisors Joanne van der Leun and Christianne de Poot nominated him for the award earlier in the year.

13 nominated dissertations

A total of 13 dissertations were nominated, ten written by men and three by women, eight from Anglo-Saxon countries, two from the Netherlands, one from Denmark, one from Pakistan and one from Saudi Arabia. The first prize was awarded to the dissertation of Dr Erin Miller (University of Maryland) and the second prize to Dr Joel Day (San Diego) .

A total of 13 dissertations were nominated, ten written by men and three by women, eight from Anglo-Saxon countries, two from the Netherlands, one from Denmark, one from Pakistan and one from Saudi Arabia. The first prize was awarded to the dissertation of Dr Erin Miller (University of Maryland) and the second prize to Dr Joel Day (San Diego).  

The titles of the nominated dissertations were:

  • How Jihadist Networks Operate;
  • Captivated by Fear: An Evaluation of Terrorism Detention Policy;
  • Aviation Terrorism: Thwarting High-Impact Low-Probability Attacks;
  • War on Terror and Pakistan-US Partnership: Effects, Problems and Prospects (2001-2012);
  • The Smiling, Scented Men: The Political Worldview of the Islamic State of Iraq (2003-2013);
  • A Question of Participation -Disengagement from Extremist Right. A Case Study from Sweden;
  • Theorising Militant Groups' Meso-Level Evolution. A Comparative Study of the Egyptian Islamic and Jihad Groups;
  • British Jihadism: The Detail and the Denial;
  • The Roots of Violent Extremism;
  • Counter-Terrorism in Saudi Arabia;
  • The Turbulent World of Middle East Soccer (incl. chapter on Islamists Fight over Soccer);
  • Everyday Indivisibility: How Exclusive Religious Practices Explain Variation in Subnational Violence Outcomes;
  • Patterns of Collective Desistance from Terrorism.

Read previous news item on Jasper de Bie’s dissertation.

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