Radicalization and Deradicalization - JPM710
Title: Radicalization and Deradicalization
Guaranteed by: Department of Security Studies (23-KBS)
Faculty: Faculty of Social Sciences
Actual: from 2022 to 2022
Semester: both
E-Credits: 6
Hours per week, examination: 1/1, Ex [HT]
Capacity: winter:44 / 38 (38)
summer:unknown / unknown (38)
Min. number of students: unlimited
4EU+: no
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Additional information: https://dl2.cuni.cz/course/view.php?id=5015
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
priority enrollment if the course is part of the study plan
you can enroll for the course in winter and in summer semester
Guarantor: prof. PhDr. Emil Aslan, Ph.D.
Teacher(s): prof. PhDr. Emil Aslan, Ph.D.
Mgr. Markéta Kocmanová, Ph.D.
Class: Courses for incoming students
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Annotation
This course is an attempt to shed light on the phenomena of radicalization and de-radicalization. Drawing on the teachers' ongoing research, this course combines two key epistemological approaches in the modern study of radicalization and related disciplines: online ethnography and classic ethnography (fieldwork). The course sheds light on the studied phenomena through the conceptual and theoretical lens of two distinct, yet interrelated subtypes: jihadist and far-right terrorism.

Recent decades have seen the rise of Salafi-jihadism, a religiously-inspired political ideology striving for global dominance. Al Qaeda, ISIL and other loosely shaped regional organizations adhering to this militant ideology have sought to win the hearts and minds of Muslims from the United States to the Middle East and Russia to Southeast Asia in an effort to spark what they consider a global jihad against the infidels and hypocrites. At the same time, a reciprocal reaction has occurred amongst the far-right, propelled by conspiracy theories on "white genocide," "the great replacement," and an impending race war. Through the modus operandi of a decentralized, leaderless resistance, the far-right utilizes both offline and online radicalization strategies to recruit and promote their hate-filled ideologies and form violent counterpublics.

Last update: Collins Jonathan, Mgr. (10.02.2024)
Aim of the course

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Last update: Kocmanová Markéta, Mgr., Ph.D. (23.10.2019)
Descriptors

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Last update: Kocmanová Markéta, Mgr., Ph.D. (23.10.2019)
Course completion requirements

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Last update: Kocmanová Markéta, Mgr., Ph.D. (23.10.2019)
Literature
  • Borum, Randy. "Radicalization into Violent Extremism I: A Review of Social Science Theories." Journal of Strategic Security 4.4 (2011).
  • Souleimanov, Emil Aslan. "Religion and Civil War: The Cases Involving Salafi Groups." Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics and Religion. Oxford, Oxford University Press (2018).
  • Wiktorowicz, Quintan. "Anatomy of the Salafi Movement." Studies in Conflict & Terrorism 29.3 (2006): 207-239.
  • Kirby, Aidan. “The London Bombers as ‘Self-Starters’: A Case Study in Indigenous Radicalization and the Emergence of Autonomous Cliques.” Studies in Conflict & Terrorism 30.5 (2007): 415–428.
  • Mendelsohn, Barak. “Foreign Fighters — Recent Trends.” Orbis 55.2 (2011): 189–202.
  • Silber, Mitchell, and Arvin Bhatt. Radicalization in the West: The Homegrown Threat. New York: NYPD Intelligence Division, 2007.
  • Horgan, John. "Deradicalization or Disengagement? A Process in Need of Clarity and a Counterterrorism Initiative in Need of Evaluation." Perspectives on Terrorism 2.4 (2008): 3-8.
  • Schulhofer-Wohl, Jonah, and Nicholas Sambanis. Disarmament, Demobilization, and Reintegration Programs: An Assessment. Folke Bernadotte Academy Research Report, 2010.
  • Vidino, Lorenzo. Countering Radicalization in America. Washington, DC: United States Institute of Peace, Special Report 262, 2010.
  • Horgan, John, and Kurt Braddock. "Rehabilitating the Terrorists?: Challenges in Assessing the Effectiveness of De-radicalization Programs." Terrorism and Political Violence 22.2 (2010): 267-291.
Last update: Aslan Emil, prof. PhDr., Ph.D. (09.09.2019)
Requirements to the exam

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Last update: Kocmanová Markéta, Mgr., Ph.D. (23.10.2019)
Entry requirements

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Last update: Kocmanová Markéta, Mgr., Ph.D. (23.10.2019)
Registration requirements

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Last update: Kocmanová Markéta, Mgr., Ph.D. (23.10.2019)