Extremism

TSAS WP16-14: Talking to Foreign Fighters: Socio-Economic Push versus Existential Pull Factors

Year: 2016
Description:

The research acquired primary data through interviews with foreign fighters in Syria and Iraq, the families and friends of such fighters, and other online supporters of jihadism, to better understand – …

Three Theories of Religious Activism and Violence: Social Movements, Fundamentalists, and Apocalyptic Warriors

Year: 2014
Description:

Abstract: Numerous scholars have investigated religiously motivated violence, particularly in the wake of September 11, including discussions on the role of modernity in triggering religious violence, the increasing presence of – …

Defining and Distinguishing Secular and Religious Terrorism

Year: 2014
Description:

Abstract: Religious terrorism is typically characterised as acts of unrestrained, irrational and indiscriminant violence, thus offering few if any policy options for counterterrorism measures. This assumption about religious terrorism stems – …

All Jihad is Local: What ISIS’ Files Tell Us About Its Fighters

Geography: Iraq, Syria
Year: 2016

Jihadist Hotbeds. Understanding Local Radicalization Processes

Year: 2016
Description:

Recent analyses reveal that the vast majority of jihadists come from or have some connections with specific areas or districts within different states. One can describe them as local/regional “hotbeds” – …

Sentiment-Based Identification of Radical Authors (SIRA)

Year: 2015
Description:

Abstract: As violent extremists continue to surface in online discussion forums, counter-extremism agencies search for new and innovative ways of uncovering their digital indicators. Using a sample of approximately 1 – …

The edge of violence. A radical approach to extremism

Year: 2010

Normative support for terrorism: The attitudes and beliefs of immediate relatives of Jema’ah Islamiyah members

Geography: Southeast Asia
Year: 2011
Description:

Abstract: Families might be an important source of norms that legitimize terrorism, an assumption that has yet to be tested empirically. To investigate this, surveys were administered to 20 immediate – …

Recruitment and selection in violent extremist organizations: Viewing through an industrial and organizational psychology lens

Walking away: the disengagement and de-radicalization of a violent right-wing extremist

Year: 2016
Description:

Abstract: This article presents a case study of one individual’s trajectory through violent right-wing extremism in the USA. Drawing on an in-depth in-person interview conducted with ‘Sarah’, we trace the – …

The Right Response: Right Wing Extremism in Canada

Geography: Canada
Year: 2015

Comment fabrique-t-on des martyrs? Enjeux théoriques et méthodologiques – Introduction

Year: 2015

Au-delà de la vengeance : comprendre le passage à l’acte des femmes kamikazes tchétchènes

Geography: Chechnya
Year: 2015

Facing the Challenges of Violent Extremism

Year: 2015

Retweeting the Caliphate: The Role of Soft-Sympathizers in the Islamic State’s Social Media Strategy

Year: 2016

Paradigmatic Shifts in Jihadism in Cyberspace: The Emerging Role of Unaffiliated Sympathizers in the Islamic State’s Social Media

Year: 2016

Prisoner Radicalization: Structural Differences among Violent Extremists

Year: 2015

Uneasy Alliances: A Look at the Right-Wing Extremist Movement in Canada

Geography: Canada
Year: 2016

Education and Security: A Global Literature Report on Countering Violent Religious Extremism (CVE)

Year: 2016

Case studies of selected al-Qa’ida members

Year: 2015

‘Questions about Dawlah. DM me, plz.’ The Sock Puppet Problem in Online Terrorism Research

Year: 2015

Sentiment Crawling: Extremist Content Collection through a Sentiment Analysis Guided Web-Crawler

Author(s): Frank– R. | Mei– J.
Year: 2015

Aum Shinrikyo’s Spiritual Journey From Meditation to Mass Murder

Author(s): Reader– Ian
Geography: Japan
Year: 2015

This is Not Your Mother’s Terrorism: Social Media, Online Radicalization and the Practice of Political Jamming

Author(s): Huey-- Laura
Year: 2015
Description:

Abstract: It is commonly recognized that social media presents vast new opportunities for terrorist groups seeking to radicalize audiences. However, few scholars have studied the actual mechanisms by which radicalizing – …

Neutrality Law, Anti-terrorism and Foreign Fighters: Legal Solutions to the Recruitment of Canadians to Foreign Insurgencies

Geography: Canada
Year: 2015

Martyrologie 2.0 ou la genèse d’une fabrique numérique des martyrs jihadistes

Author(s): Ducol-- Benjamin
Year: 2015
Description:

Résumé: Centre International de Criminologie Comparée (CICC), Université de MontréalCette contribution entend explorer le rôle des martyrs et des dispositifs martyrologiques comme ressource symbolique du mouvement jihadiste transnational (MJT). S’inspirant – …

Comment le jihadisme est-il devenu numérique ? Évolutions, tendances et ripostes,

Author(s): Ducol-- Benjamin
Year: 2015
Description:

Abstract: Twitter constitue un terrain de jeu de prédilection pour le groupe État islamique (EI) : espace de médiatisation, de revendication et de mobilisation. Depuis sa matrice de naissance afghane – …

Toward a Framework Understanding of Online Programs for Countering Violent Extremism

Year: 2016
Description:

Abstract: There is an emerging consensus that ideologically-based narratives play a central role in encouraging and sustaining radicalization to violence, and that preventing, arresting, or reversing radicalization requires some means – …

Voices of the Caucasus Emirate: Mapping and analyzing North Caucasus insurgency websites.

Geography: Eastern Europe
Year: 2015
Description:

Abstract: This article looks at Internet use by insurgent groups in the North Caucasus in the context of a regional diffusion of violence. Using a mixed methods research design that – …

Les violences motivées par la haine. Idéologies et modes d’action des extrémistes de droite au Canada

Geography: Canada
Year: 2015
Description:

Abstract: Bien que les violences politiques soient, depuis le début du siècle, principalement abordées sous l’angle de l’extrémisme islamiste, les crimes motivés par la haine existaient au Canada bien avant – …

Tendances violentes de la droite radicale au Canada: analyses chronologiques et facteurs d’influence

Author(s): Berube-- Maxime
Geography: Canada
Year: 2016
Description:

The lack of right-wing political parties at the national scale is, among other things, a reason why only a few studies have looked at the factors shaping farright violent incidents – …

A group-based recidivist sentencing premium? The role of context and cohort effects in the sentencing of terrorist offenders

Geography: Quebec
Year: 2015
Description:

Despite recent interest in terrorism little is known about the sentencing of terrorist offenders, and the impact of cohort effects on the sentencing patterns of offenders over the course of – …

Radicalism Leading to Violent Extremism in Canada: A Multi-Level Analysis of Muslim Community and University Based Student Leaders’ Perceptions and Experiences.

Author(s): Ahmed-- Kawser
Geography: Canada
Year: 2016
Description:

Recently, more than 150 Canadians have joined the Islamic State (IS) in the Middle East, causing alarm among both Canadian policy makers and the general citizenry. One of the most – …

A Pragmatic approach to the online risk assessment of violent extremists

Author(s): Shortland -- N
Publisher: IGI Global
Year: 2016
Description:

About the Book: Advances in digital technologies have provided ample positive impacts to modern society; however, in addition to such benefits, these innovations have inadvertently created a new venue for – …

Spreading the message digitally: A look into extremist organizations’ use of the Internet

Year: 2015
Description:

Why would a terrorist choose to utilize the Internet rather than the usual methods of assassination, hostage taking, and guerrilla warfare? Conway (2006) identified five major reasons why extremist groups – …

TSAS WP16-12: The Future of Right-Wing Terrorism in Canada

Geography: Canada, Mexico
Year: 2016
Description:

What is the range of likely scenarios for future right-wing terrorism in Canada, based on connections to radical movements in the US and Europe? Which factors or actions may mitigate – …

TSAS WP16-11: Jihad in the Jazeera: Explaining The Islamic State’s Growing Insurgent Threat in Egypt

Publisher: TSAS
Geography: Egypt
Year: 2016
Description:

Why did Wilayat Sinai – The Islamic State’s affiliate in the Sinai Peninsula – evolve to become an unprecedented challenge to the Egyptian state?

Youth Evaluations of CVE/PVE Programming in Kenya in Context

Geography: Kenya
Year: 2016
Description:

Despite the military efforts of the Kenyan, Ethiopian, and Somali Federal governments, the collaboration of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) forces with US and coalition forces, and despite – …

TSAS WP16-07: Cheering on the Jihad: An Exploration of Women’s Participation in Online Pro-jihadist Networks

Publisher: TSAS
Description:

This paper poses the following questions: 1. Can identifiable patterns of engagement by female posters be discerned based on content of posts? 2. Does the type of the jihadist group – …

TSAS WP16-06: Teaching CVE: a review of the Preventing Violent Extremism and Radicalisation in Australia handbook, and challenges across policy and practice

Author(s): Nolan--Elanna
Publisher: TSAS
Geography: Australia
Description:

(1) What are some of the key issues and challenges that emerged following the release of the Preventing Violent Extremism and Radicalisation in Australia (PVERA) handbook? (2) What lessons that – …

TSAS WP16-05: Assessment of the state of knowledge: Connections between research on the social psychology of the Internet and violent extremism

Publisher: TSAS
Description:

This paper seeks to answer the question: How does social psychology contribute to our understanding of the link between the Internet and violent extremism?

Radicalization in British Columbia Secondary Schools: The Principals’ Perspective

Year: 2016

TSAS WP16-01: Policies and Responsibilities for Governing Violent Extremism at Ontario Universities

Author(s): Ford--Katie
Publisher: TSAS
Year: 2016
Description:

This research looks at the governance of violent extremism on Ontario university campuses. Specifically, it explores: 1) how Ontario universities are governed; 2) how student organizations (such as clubs) and – …

White Pride Worldwide: Constructing Global Identities Online.

Year: 2016
Subjects: Extremism, Media

Who’s a Terrorist? What’s Terrorism? Comparative Media Representations of Right Wing and Islamic Extremist Violence in Canada

Geography: Canada
Year: 2016

Women in Zones of Conflict: Power and Resistance in Israel

Author(s): jacoby-- Tami
Year: 2005
Description:

Tami Amanda Jacoby investigates the constraints and opportunities for women’s civic engagements in zones of conflict through a case study of three women’s political movements in Israel: Women in Green, – …

Bridging the Barrier: Israeli Unilateral Disengagement

Author(s): jacoby-- Tami
Year: 2007
Description:

The construction of the barrier separating Israel from the West Bank has become the site of one of the most heated controversies the world over, the source of virulent propaganda, – …

Israel’s Relations with Egypt and Turkey during the Arab Spring

Author(s): jacoby-- Tami
Geography: Egypt, Israel, Turkey
Year: 2013
Description:

What implications do the uprisings in the Middle East in 2010–2011 hold for Israel’s foreign relations with the two most strategically prominent states in the region, Egypt and Turkey? The – …

Uneasy Alliances: A Look at the Right Wing Extremist Movement in Canada

Geography: Canada
Year: 2016
Description:

Despite the Canadian Security Intelligence Service’s recent concern with the growing threat from right-wing extremists nationwide, we have little contemporary scholarship on the far right movement in Canada and fewer – …

Implementing Montreal’s Centre for the prevention of radicalization leading to violence: Insights from the 2015 TSAS Summer Academy

Author(s): Berube– Maxime
Year: 2015