Terrorism

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Urgent invite - after woolwich: social reactions on social media

Professor Martin Innes | Sociology | 15 February 2014

The research will analyse social reactions to the murder of drummer lee rigby in woolwich on 22 may 2013 using social media data collected from twitter, blogs and other sources.   such data uniquely enable the tracking of the evolution of public ...

Public opinion and the syrian crisis in three democracies

Dr Thomas Scotto | 01 January 2014

Recent horrific events in syria have shocked politicians and publics alike. They also have played a key role demonstrating the importance of public opinion in foreign policy-making.   emphasising the effects of public opinion on foreign policy c ...

Administrative data service

Ms Melanie Wright | 01 October 2013

Access to administrative data for research is a positive public good. The ability to use these records - collected in the course of business by governmental and other bodies - and to link them can greatly enhance the ability to do the research modern ...

Security in scotland, with or without constitutional change

Dr Andrew William Neal | 01 September 2013

These six one-day seminars will bring together policymakers, politicians, practitioners and academics to explore the implications of constitutional change for security governance in scotland and the rest of the uk. If scotland votes for independence ...

Developing a shared society in northern ireland

Dr Jonny Byrne | 04 June 2013

Working within the northern ireland office (nio) over a six-month period the central aim of the project is to produce a body of knowledge and provide support, advice and critical engagement on issues surrounding building a shared society. The researc ...

Transforming insecurity through nonviolent grassroots networks

Dr Eric Herring | 01 June 2013

The research question is ‘how can nonviolent grassroots networks transform insecurity?’ security scholars and practitioners are often willing to engage with each other but unsure of how to go about it. The project bridges that gap. The re ...

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Evolution of extremist ideologies

Kim Knott | 16 April 2014 | Contemporary Religion | Seminar/workshop

Workshop organised by dstl: participants from academia, government, security services.

Engaging with government

Matthew Francis | 15 April 2014 | Contemporary Religion | Further Funding

Course for early career scholars funded and organised by ahrc and the institute for government

Challenge panel, rcuk connected communities programme

Kim Knott | 15 April 2014 | Contemporary Religion | Board/Council/Panel

Challenge panellist (on behalf of global uncertainties) for final strand of connected communities programme: 'disconnected communities' (at workshop for research project development)

Threat group case study presentation: aum shinrikyo

Kim Knott | 15 April 2014 | Contemporary Religion | Presentation/lecture

Final presentation to funder and stakeholders of research on violent religious group. (in association with dhcstc project tin 3. 073.

State terrorism research and critical terrorism studies: an assessment

Lee Jarvis | 10 April 2014 | Political Science | Journal article

This article explores the value of scholarship on state terrorism for the critical study of terrorist violences. The article begins by identifying four primary contributions of this scholarship: first, a rethinking of the status and significance of t ...

Case Studies

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Turning into an extremist

Case Study | 26 April 2011 | General public, Press/media, Schools

Research by professor per-olof wikstrã¶m has been cited in two government initiatives – the anti-terrorism strategy contest and the prevent strategy, aimed at preventing violent extremism.

Features

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Mapping the secret flights of rendition

Feature | 22 May 2013 | General public, Policymakers, Press/media, Schools

The extent of 'rendition' – the controversial practice of transferring prisoners covertly between countries – can now be seen in a graphic way. The esrc-funded rendition project has developed an interactive map displaying the secret flights, draw ...

Torture by any other name

Feature | 17 May 2013 | General public, International, Policymakers, Press/media

The category of 'torture' has been used by western states to distinguish between the civilised and the uncivilised. The moral and political stakes are often simply too high for the british state to admit responsibility for such an act, according to r ...

Our nuanced attitude to war

Feature | 13 March 2013 | General public, Policymakers, Press/media, Schools

In the first major survey of foreign policy attitudes in britain, researchers have found that most people did not simply support or oppose the use of force on principle, but instead made a judgment based on various aspects of the situation.

Jihad after bin laden

Feature | 13 May 2011 | Academic, General public, International, Press/media, Schools

A sense of injustice, and not religious fervour, is the main motivator for people joining militant jihadism, according to research by a global uncertainties fellow.

Taking terror out of the community

Feature | 20 April 2011 | Academic, General public, Policymakers, Press/media, Public sector, Schools

A new report from the religion and society programme highlights the importance of relationship-building between police officers and community members to prevent extremism among muslim youths.

Press Releases

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The 2012 olympic surveillance legacy

Press Release | 24 October 2011 | Business, General public, International, Policymakers, Press/media

The olympic and paralympic games are one of the most prestigious events in the world and in 2012 all eyes will be on london. The well published post - 2012 games legacy includes world class sports facilities, a woodland park, new homes, shops and res ...

Urban conflict and divided cities

Press Release | 12 May 2011 | Academic, Business, International, Policymakers, Press/media

Urban conflict is nothing new in cities like belfast, jerusalem and major cities in the middle east. An international conference at queens’s university in belfast explores how cities have been shaped by ethnic, religious and national conflicts.

Young people try out an emergency exercise

Press Release | 18 March 2010 | Press/media

Swine flu, terrorist attacks and extreme weather have all been the subject of government preparedness exercises, but few people know what is involved in planning for emergencies.