What We're Reading

August 2021 | Deradicalization Programs: Recommendations for Policy and Practice

This month, RESOLVE highlights recommended readings from our latest Policy Note, "Deradicalization Programs: Recommendations for Policy and Practice.” Author John Horgan explains how and why people leave violent extremist movements, which constitutes actionable knowledge that brings immense practical benefits. The policy note provides recommendations on how deradicalization programs can and should be evaluated to prove far more beneficial than is currently believed. This What We’re Reading digest was recommended by the author to give more background on deradicalization theory and processes, recidivism, country-specific experiences of disengagement and deradicalization, and previously implemented deradicalization and reintigration models.  

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K.J. Harris, E. Gringart, and D. Drake
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2017-03-17
The social mechanisms in ideological groups work to promote a cohesive social unit and present significant barriers to disengaging. Nonetheless, involvement in these groups is often not a...
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Stijn Sieckelinck, Elga Sikkens, Marion van San, Sita Kotnis, and Micha De Winter
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2017-12-14
This article describes an empirical study into processes of homegrown radicalization and de-radicalization of young people. Researchers in Denmark and the Netherlands set out to answer th...
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Hafal Ahmad
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2017-01-01
Youth radicalization leading to violence has become a growing fear among Canadians, as terrorist attacks are carried out in Western states. Although Canada has suffered relatively fewer a...
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Douglas Weeks
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2018-01-01
Since 2005, Britain has utilized a handful of interventionists to engage with those at risk of violent extremism and those convicted of terrorism related charges in order to manage its ri...