Investigating Radicalization Trends

Case Studies in Europe and Asia

  • Babak Akhgar
  • Douglas Wells
  • José María Blanco

Part of the Security Informatics and Law Enforcement book series (SILE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Babak Akhgar, Douglas Wells
    Pages 1-9
  3. Jéssica Cohen, José María Blanco
    Pages 11-27
  4. Justina Jurczak, Tomasz Łachacz, Holger Nitsch
    Pages 41-53
  5. José María Blanco, Jéssica Cohen, Holger Nitsch
    Pages 55-80
  6. Nadine Ahlig, Kristin Göbel, Mirko Allwinn, Nora Fiedler, Vincenz Leuschner, Herbert Scheithauer
    Pages 81-100
  7. Sergio Bianchi, Maria Ladu, Serena Bianchi
    Pages 123-178
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 281-294

About this book


This book provides a detailed insight into the complex dynamics of radicalization that are in play amongst contemporary society. The authors focus on understanding emerging trends and models that can be used to analyse and understand modern violent extremist and xenophobic discourse. The chapters cover multiple regions, providing a collective analysis of country-specific case studies for the formulation of best practices, recommendations and learning material. It is recommended that this book may serve as a compendium for practitioners, academics, teachers and students wishing to gain state-of-the art knowledge. Topics covered by the authors vary from hands-on practical information to tactical, operational, strategic and ethical guidance. This book provides a holistic, harmonized approach based upon European internal security strategies recognizing that internal security cannot be achieved in isolation from the rest of the world. Additionally, this material resonates with the EU’s commitment to fight extremism in a rational manner, alongside promoting human rights, democracy, peace and stability within the EU Member States.

  • Presents a comprehensive understanding of the interconnectivities and trends behind emerging radicalisation patterns;
  • Features newest conceptual and practical knowledge to monitor, analyse and respond to radicalization around the world;
  • Provides a comprehensive view into the methodologies for analysis, through visualizations, case studies and applications.


Security and technology Radicalisation and technology Violent Extremism and technology Terrorism and technology Policing and technology Radicalization in Asia and Europe

Editors and affiliations

  • Babak Akhgar
    • 1
  • Douglas Wells
    • 2
  • José María Blanco
    • 3
  1. 1.CENTRICSheffield Hallam UniversitySheffieldUK
  2. 2.CENTRICSheffield Hallam UniversitySheffieldUK
  3. 3.CIPHERProsegur CompanyMadridSpain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-25435-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-25436-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2523-8507
  • Series Online ISSN 2523-8515
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