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Research programme

Terrorism and Political Violence

The research group on terrorism and political violence studies the phenomena of terrorism-related and other politically motivated violence.

Bart Schuurman

How can we explain IS attacks in the Middle East and Western countries? Is a new right-wing extremist wave of terrorism in the making? How do state and society deal with these attacks? What are the international responses towards terrorist threats? Our research group studies these and more questions from different theoretical perspectives. To do so, the group members collect new empirical data and interact with the policy community and public through lectures, media appearances and policy consulting

New Horizon 2020-funded project on Far right and Islamist extremism in North-Western Europe, and the role of social inclusion

What are the main drivers of far-right and Islamist radicalisation? What is the role of social exclusion within radicalisation processes? How can we design better policies to safeguard young people from radicalising? The DRIVE project, led by Leiden University in The Hague seeks to address these questions, working with a consortium of eight partners from across North-Western Europe (two civil society organisations and six universities).

Paper on power relations after post-conflict powers-sharing

The paper "Government-Rebel Relations in the Wake of Power-Sharing Peace Agreements" by Johannes Vüllers together with Martin Ottmann is now published in the volume "Power Sharing and Power Relations after Civil War" (edited by Caroline Hartzell and Andreas Mehler).  

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