Former Combatants, De-Radicalisation and the State - co-sponsored with S56

Conflict Resolution
Ethnic Conflict
Political Violence
Panel Number
Panel Chair
Gordon Clubb
University of Leeds
Panel Co-Chair
Marina Tapley
University of Leeds
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07/09/2017 15:50
Building: BL16 Georg Morgenstiernes hus Floor: 2 Room: GM 205

The panel examines de-radicalisation as a wider, societal process of social change away from political violence – focusing on the role of former combatants as agents of social change and/or social reproduction. While much research has focused on reintegrating former combatants into society and in reducing the risk of recidivism through disengagement and de-radicalisation programmes, the panel focuses on the impact former combatants have on communities’ attitudes and narratives of political violence – particularly young people. The panel will include discussions on the salience of former combatant network structure, state-society structures and relations, and framing processes and frame resonance as a way of conceptualisation de-radicalisation as a societal process of change. The panel will draw upon examples from countries such as Northern Ireland, and Nigeria and from de-radicalisation programmes in Europe.

Paper List

Counter-radicalization Efforts and Radical Left-libertarian Movements View Paper Details
De-Radicalisation, Social Change and Former Combatants View Paper Details
Efforts to Manage and Follow-up 'Foreign Fighters' Returning to their Homelands View Paper Details
Exit and Rehabilitation of Former Extremists: How Projects and Interventions Differ View Paper Details
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