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Research

 Main Areas of Research:

  • Preventive Counter-terrorism, or (P)CVE: origins, evolution and main actors involved in the institutionalisation process of P/CVE as part of the European counter-terrorism streategy
  • EU policy and governance of internal security  (counter-terrorism): especial focus on EU CT transnational policies & practices, governance arrangements with national actors, and the role of the RAN’s in the process of knowledge production & dissemination, as well as practitioner socialisation and training efforts

  • Online Radicalisation and online violent extremism: what role for current counter-terrorism strategies? Content moderation, removal & tackling extremist milieus

  • Right Wing vs Jihadist Pathways of Radicalisation and Propaganda: socio-cultural, personal and economic factors in pathways of radicalisation to violent extremism ( European countries)

  • Critical Terrorism Studies: radicalization theory and  framing Terrorism

  • Islamophobia and Right-Wing Challenges, cummulative radicalisation and societal polarisation

  Methodology:

  • Qualitative methods: expert interviews, in person/remotely; archival research; and policy analysis
  • Qualitative schools: process tracing; comparative historical research; and textual analysis (mixed methods and QCDA)
  • Softwares: Atlas.ti, MXQDA (textual analysis), Otter (transcription) and Zoom (interviewing/recording tools)