Being resilient to radicalisation in PVE policy: A critical examination

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Abstract

The problematic nature of certain policies and approaches to preventing and countering violent extremism has been robustly demonstrated; it is clear that rethinking the prevention of violent extremism requires concerted attention. One response to critiques of security-driven approaches has been the adoption of the lan- guage of resilience building. However, the turn to resilience has not been matched by a fundamental rethinking of approach, and may often mask troubling approaches in the language of objectiv- ity and positivity. In rethinking the question of prevention, exam- ining the concept of resilience is important not only to address a current trend in policy discourse, but also to benefit from the rich literature on resilience from which valuable lessons may be drawn. A critically informed concept of resilience has the potential to provide a framework of response that recognises individuals and communities as political actors who, rather than being shielded from ideologies, require the resources and channels to challenge violence, discrimination, and injustice, be it state or non- state driven. This article, through examining the current use of “resilience” in PVE policies, makes a modest attempt to draw on lessons from applying resilience in other contexts to articulate possible features of a critically informed approach to preventing violent extremism.
Original languageEnglish
JournalCritical Studies on Terrorism
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 2 Sep 2019

Fingerprint

radicalization
resilience
examination
radicalism
political actor
objectivity
language
Ideologies
discrimination
violence
discourse
trend
resources
community

Keywords

  • Radicalisation
  • Resilience
  • Policy
  • Preventing Violent Extremism

Cite this

@article{6bd768aeafa3411e90eda35701d148ec,
title = "Being resilient to radicalisation in PVE policy: A critical examination",
abstract = "The problematic nature of certain policies and approaches to preventing and countering violent extremism has been robustly demonstrated; it is clear that rethinking the prevention of violent extremism requires concerted attention. One response to critiques of security-driven approaches has been the adoption of the lan- guage of resilience building. However, the turn to resilience has not been matched by a fundamental rethinking of approach, and may often mask troubling approaches in the language of objectiv- ity and positivity. In rethinking the question of prevention, exam- ining the concept of resilience is important not only to address a current trend in policy discourse, but also to benefit from the rich literature on resilience from which valuable lessons may be drawn. A critically informed concept of resilience has the potential to provide a framework of response that recognises individuals and communities as political actors who, rather than being shielded from ideologies, require the resources and channels to challenge violence, discrimination, and injustice, be it state or non- state driven. This article, through examining the current use of “resilience” in PVE policies, makes a modest attempt to draw on lessons from applying resilience in other contexts to articulate possible features of a critically informed approach to preventing violent extremism.",
keywords = "Radicalisation, Resilience, Policy, Preventing Violent Extremism",
author = "Liam Stephens and Stijn Sieckelinck",
year = "2019",
month = "9",
day = "2",
doi = "https://doi.org/10.1080/17539153.2019.1658415",
language = "English",
journal = "Critical Studies on Terrorism",
issn = "1753-9153",
publisher = "Taylor and Francis Ltd.",

}

Being resilient to radicalisation in PVE policy: A critical examination. / Stephens, Liam; Sieckelinck, Stijn.

In: Critical Studies on Terrorism, 02.09.2019.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

TY - JOUR

T1 - Being resilient to radicalisation in PVE policy: A critical examination

AU - Stephens, Liam

AU - Sieckelinck, Stijn

PY - 2019/9/2

Y1 - 2019/9/2

N2 - The problematic nature of certain policies and approaches to preventing and countering violent extremism has been robustly demonstrated; it is clear that rethinking the prevention of violent extremism requires concerted attention. One response to critiques of security-driven approaches has been the adoption of the lan- guage of resilience building. However, the turn to resilience has not been matched by a fundamental rethinking of approach, and may often mask troubling approaches in the language of objectiv- ity and positivity. In rethinking the question of prevention, exam- ining the concept of resilience is important not only to address a current trend in policy discourse, but also to benefit from the rich literature on resilience from which valuable lessons may be drawn. A critically informed concept of resilience has the potential to provide a framework of response that recognises individuals and communities as political actors who, rather than being shielded from ideologies, require the resources and channels to challenge violence, discrimination, and injustice, be it state or non- state driven. This article, through examining the current use of “resilience” in PVE policies, makes a modest attempt to draw on lessons from applying resilience in other contexts to articulate possible features of a critically informed approach to preventing violent extremism.

AB - The problematic nature of certain policies and approaches to preventing and countering violent extremism has been robustly demonstrated; it is clear that rethinking the prevention of violent extremism requires concerted attention. One response to critiques of security-driven approaches has been the adoption of the lan- guage of resilience building. However, the turn to resilience has not been matched by a fundamental rethinking of approach, and may often mask troubling approaches in the language of objectiv- ity and positivity. In rethinking the question of prevention, exam- ining the concept of resilience is important not only to address a current trend in policy discourse, but also to benefit from the rich literature on resilience from which valuable lessons may be drawn. A critically informed concept of resilience has the potential to provide a framework of response that recognises individuals and communities as political actors who, rather than being shielded from ideologies, require the resources and channels to challenge violence, discrimination, and injustice, be it state or non- state driven. This article, through examining the current use of “resilience” in PVE policies, makes a modest attempt to draw on lessons from applying resilience in other contexts to articulate possible features of a critically informed approach to preventing violent extremism.

KW - Radicalisation

KW - Resilience

KW - Policy

KW - Preventing Violent Extremism

U2 - https://doi.org/10.1080/17539153.2019.1658415

DO - https://doi.org/10.1080/17539153.2019.1658415

M3 - Article

JO - Critical Studies on Terrorism

JF - Critical Studies on Terrorism

SN - 1753-9153

ER -