Polarisation, Violent Extremism and Resilience in Europe Today : an Analytical Framework

McNeil-Willson, R., Gerrand, V., Scrinzi, F. and Triandafyllidou, A. (2019) Polarisation, Violent Extremism and Resilience in Europe Today : an Analytical Framework. Technical Report. BRaVE Project.

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This paper aims to conduct a systematic and critical review of contemporary literature on processes of polarisation, the role they are perceived as playing in creating a matrix of adversities that can lead to increased vulnerability to what is often termed ‘violent extremism’, and the potential impact of practices that are understood as building pro-social resilience to such adversities. Through a wide-ranging review, taking in studies and practice on polarisation and ‘violent extremism’, the authors aim to identify a schema of what are broadly conceptualised as vulnerabilities – factors, operating on macro, meso and micro levels, which may either increase or decrease the likelihood that communities become fragmented and polarised within a European context.

Item Type:Research Reports or Papers (Technical Report)
Additional Information:The BRaVE project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement number 822189.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Scrinzi, Dr Francesca
Authors: McNeil-Willson, R., Gerrand, V., Scrinzi, F., and Triandafyllidou, A.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Sociology Anthropology and Applied Social Sciences
Publisher:BRaVE Project

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