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Why does violent radicalisation emerge?

Olivier Roy and Michele Grossman on the root causes of radicalisation.

In this double interview we ask the same question –what, in your opinion, are the root causes of violent radicalisation?—to two renown experts in this field.

One is Professor Olivier Roy, based at the European University Institute in Florence, who has published articles and books on secularisation and Islam, including “Jihad and Death: The Global Appeal of Islamic State” (2017).

The other interviewee, Professor Michele Grossman, is Research Chair in Diversity and Community Resilience at the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation, Deakin University, where she leads the AVERT (Addressing Violent Extremism and Radicalisation to Terrorism) Research Network.

Do you agree with the answers provided, and how would you answer the same question?

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Religion, Radicalisation, Resilience

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