The narrative of victimisation and de-radicalisation: An expert view

Pauline Aarten, Eva Mulder, Antony Pemberton

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)
25 Downloads (Pure)

Abstract

While the study of victimology and radicalization mainly focuses on those who suffered from terrorist attacks, this article explores the role of victimological processes in de-radicalization. Experts from different international de-radicalization initiatives were interviewed. Using the narrative framework with its three key concepts – identity, emotion, and culture – as set forth by Pemberton and Aarten in this issue, the relationship between victimization and de-radicalization is more thoroughly examined. Key findings include the delicacy of the term ‘victim’ in radicals’ narrative identity, the power of narrative in triggering and transmitting emotions, and the importance of a former radical that acknowledges the narratives of the radical and offers alternative narratives to their radicalized ideologies.
Original languageEnglish
JournalStudies in Conflict & Terrorism
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'The narrative of victimisation and de-radicalisation: An expert view'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this