The State of Play of Academic Analysis of Radicalisation into Violence

Rogelio Alonso, Tore Bjørgo, Donatella Della Porta, Rik Coolsaet, Farhad Khosrokhavar, Rüdiger Lohlker, Magnus Ranstorp, Fernando Reinares, Alex Schmid, Andrew Silke, Michael Taarnby, Gijs De Vries

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The Expert Group on Violent Radicalisation was set up by a European Commission Decision of 19 April 2006 to provide policy-advice to the European Commission on fighting violent radicalisation. The members of the Group and its Chairman were subsequently appointed by the Director General for DG Justice, Freedom and Security in accordance with article 3 of the same Decision.
This Report has been drawn up in response to one of the tasks assigned to the Group and outlined in the Decision, namely that of preparing a concise Report on the current state of academic research on violent radicalisation. Neither the Chairman nor the members of the Group received any remuneration in the performance of this task.
Original languageEnglish
Commissioning bodyEuropean Commission
Number of pages20
Publication statusPublished - 2008


  • radicalisation
  • terrorism
  • violent extremism
  • terrorism studies

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