A Marginal Phenomenon or a Mirror to Society?

Edited by Noel Clycq, Christiane Timmerman, Dirk Vanheule, Rut Van Caudenberg, and Stiene Ravn

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Vital insights into the complex nature of the concept of radicalisation
Radicalisation is a topical and a much-discussed concept in current European societies. Its use in policy and societal discourses, such as media coverage and educational contexts, is very sensitive. This thought-provoking collection of essays critically addresses the topic of radicalisation from different angles, combining discipline-specific insights from the fields of sociology, philosophy, history, religious studies, and media studies, with new empirical data.

The authors step away from readily available explanations and rethink the notion of ‘the radical’. Rather than merely focusing on individuals or ideologies, they advocate for a contextual perspective that allows to consider the complex interaction between individuals, groups, and institutions, both at a national and international level. Radicalisation: A Marginal Phenomenon, or a Mirror to Society? provides the reader not only with much-needed knowledge of the complex nature of the concept of radicalisation, but also offers insights into the various ways radicalisation processes can be triggered, prevented, or addressed.

This publication is GPRC-labeled (Guaranteed Peer-Reviewed Content).

Contributors: Rik Coolsaet (Ghent University), Stiene Ravn (University of Antwerp), Tom Sauer (University of Antwerp), Jessika Soors (KU Leuven), François Levrau (University of Antwerp), Janiv Stamberger (University of Antwerp), Ward Nouwen (University of Antwerp), Rut Van Caudenberg (University of Antwerp), Noel Clycq (University of Antwerp), Thomas Frissen (KU Leuven), Kevin Smets (Vrije Universiteit Brussel / University of Antwerp), Leen d’Haenens (KU Leuven), Kristof Verfaillie (Vrije Universiteit Brussel), Sofie De Kimpe (Vrije Universiteit Brussel), Marc Cools (Vrije Universiteit Brussel), Karel Van Nieuwenhuyse (KU Leuven)

Rik Coolsaet

Noel Clycq, Christiane Timmerman, Dirk Vanheule, Rut Van Caudenberg and Stiene Ravn

1. Rethinking radicalisation: Addressing the lack of a contextual perspective in the dominant narratives on radicalisation 
Stiene Ravn, Rik Coolsaet and Tom Sauer

2. Al-walāʾ wa-l-barāʾ: Back to the roots of a contemporary dogma
Jessika Soors

3. “Here I stand; I cannot do otherwise” – A philosophical analysis of the terrorist love of death
François Levrau

4. Modern Jewish politics and radical activism: a case study
Janiv Stamberger

5. The role of religiosity in students’ perceptions of student-teacher relations, school belonging and valuing of education
Ward Nouwen, Rut Van Caudenberg and Noel Clycq

6. The cumulative role of different types of media in the radicalisation puzzle 
Thomas Frissen, Kevin Smets and Leen d’Haenens

7. Counter-terrorism policing and the prevention paradox 
Kristof Verfaillie, Sofie De Kimpe and Marc Cools

8. Going beyond Eurocentric us-them thinking in history education: Multiperspectivity as a tool against radicalisation and for a better intercultural understanding 
Karel Van Nieuwenhuyse

Noel Clycq, Christiane Timmerman, Dirk Vanheule,
Rut Van Caudenberg and Stiene Ravn

About the authors 

Format: Edited volume - paperback

Size: 234 × 156 × 14 mm

250 pages

B&W illustrations

ISBN: 9789462701588

Publication: February 08, 2019

Series: CeMIS Migration and Intercultural Studies 4

Languages: English

Stock item number: 126376

Christiane Timmerman (†) was professor of anthropology and director of the Center for Migration and Intercultural Studies (CeMIS) at the University of Antwerp.
Dirk Vanheule is professor of law, dean of the Faculty of Law, and chairperson of CeMIS at the University of Antwerp.
Noel Clycq is research professor at the research group Edubron of the department of Training and Education Studies at the University of Antwerp. He studies issues of diversity and identity and the governance of learning in an era of globalization.
Rut Van Caudenberg is a joint PhD candidate at the Centre for Migration and Intercultural Studies, University of Antwerp, and at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.
Stiene Ravn is a PhD researcher at the Centre for Migration and Intercultural Studies (CeMIS) at the University of Antwerp.