Secretariat Publications


MINING THE GAPS

A Text Mining-Based Meta-Analysis of the Current State of Research on Violent Extremism

Written in collaboration with Stability Analytics Incorporated (SAI), this working paper presents preliminary findings from the RESOLVE Network Secretariat’s meta-analysis on the state of research literature relevant to violent extremism. The second in a series of papers, “Mining the Gaps” examines large-scale patterns in P/CVE research. The study is the first of its kind to employ automated machine-learning analytical techniques to review literature at the intersection between conflict, political violence, and anti-pluralist belief systems, and reveals several critical gaps in existing research related to violent extremism.

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BUILDING CONSENSUS AND SETTING PRIORITIES FOR RESEARCH ON VIOLENT EXTREMISM

Working Paper on Findings from Expert Consultations

This working paper presents the preliminary results of the RESOLVE Network Secretariat's consultations with the network’s organizational partners and a diverse group of eighty prominent academics, practitioners, and policymakers, who shared their views on research priorities for the countering violent extremism (CVE) community of practice. The first in a series of working papers that take stock of existing research in the field, this report explores the major challenges associated with analyzing the drivers of violent extremism and suggests parameters for developing a consensus-based research agenda.

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SIZING THE EVIDENCE GAP

Measuring the Research and Data on Violent Extremism

The RESOLVE Network has launched a mixed methods study to map the current state of evidence on the drivers of violent extremism, violent social movements, and violent political groups and the range of methodologies employed to study these organizations/groups and their relationship to and impact on community cohesion and resilience in the face of mass violence. By employing a multidisciplinary approach, the RESOLVE Network seeks to vault the work beyond the challenge of definitions and instead hone in on cross cutting themes and effective research methodologies as well as identify gaps in knowledge.

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