Certificate of Achievement

Mary Templeman Hogg - O'Rourke

has completed the following course:

Religion, Radicalisation, Resilience

European University Institute (EUI) and GREASE Project Consortium

This course is about how violent religiously attributed radicalisation emerges today in different parts of the world. It aims at better understanding why people are driven to engage in violent extremism and what resilience to it is. In order to move beyond the often superficial coverage that terrorism receives in the news, we compare specific approaches and experiences, bringing concrete examples from Europe, Southeast Asia and the MENA region.

3 weeks, 3 hours per week

Educators

Anna Triandafyllidou

Full Professor, Scientific Coordinator of the GREASE Project

European University Institute (EUI)

Tina Magazzini

Research Associate, GREASE Project Consortium, EUI

GREASE Project Consortium

Transcript

Learning outcomes

  • Investigate current debates on violent religious radicalisation
  • Engage with different theoretical approaches that explain violent radicalisation and identify its causes
  • Explore the process through which a young person can be drawn into a spiral of violent radicalisation and extremism
  • Discuss what is resilience and how it is different from counter-radicalisation approaches
  • Compare specific approaches and experiences of building resilience within communities and countering violent radicalisation. Discuss whether and how they can be transposed to different settings (cities, countries)
  • Learn about how violent religiously attributed radicalisation emerges today in different parts of the world, understand why people are driven to engage in violent extremism and what resilience to it is

Syllabus

Week 1

  • What is violent radicalisation today?
  • What forms does it take?
  • How does it differ, and what are the similarities, between violent radicalisation in different countries and world regions?

Week 2

  • How does violent radicalisation emerge?
  • What are the main theoretical approaches to analyse it?
  • How do they related with concrete cases?
  • Why do some people become violent while others do not?

Week 3

  • What is resilience to extremism and violence?
  • How does it relate to religiously attributes violent radicalisation?
  • What is the difference between online radicalisation and cyberterrorism?
  • How can we build resilience towards violent radicalisation within communities?

Issued on 25th September 2019

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Religion, Radicalisation, Resilience

European University Institute (EUI)