Research Network on Radicalism and Violence

This research network brings together a range of disciplinary scholars who work on radicalism and violence in Europe, focusing on issues of continuity and change through historical and contemporary comparisons across European political and subcultural extremist movements, groups, and subcultures.   The network is broadly interdisciplinary, including scholars from sociology, political science, history, media studies, public policy, education, and psychology and others, and across a range of methodological approaches and diverse national contexts.  The network has three current thematic areas of focus:  youth engagement in radicalism and violence; media and violence; and cultural interventions from non-state actors. 

Co-Chairs:   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Coventry University
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This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Tel Aviv University


Call for Articles

Radicalism and Violence: Current Trends

We are writing today to launch an official call for contributions for the October edition of EuropeNow (, the online journal of CES! To this end, we would welcome contributions on the following or other pertinent topics:
  • Current developments in extremist violence
  • Radicalization and de-radicalization
  • Relationship between populism, ideological radicalism and violent extremism
  • Comparative dimensions across Europe and North America
  • The role of gender
  • Educational interventions
  • State and governmental policy
  • Aesthetic and cultural dimensions of radicalism and violence, including music, art, and style
  • Social media and online radicalization
  • Historical analyses of radicalism and violence
Proposals addressing related topics which are not on this list are also welcomed. Our aim would be to include 6-8 contributions which can jointly cover a whole range of issues reflecting contemporary trends or historical analysis of radicalism and violence across the ideological spectrum. 
Submissions should be relatively short (ca. 2,500 – 3,000 words) and can take the form of short original research articles, book reviews, commentaries, interviews or photographic essays.

Expression of interest Deadline: June 1, 2018
Submission Deadline: August 15, 2018

Please send expressions of interest by email to all of the following individuals: Professor Cynthia Miller-Idriss, American University, Professor Fabian Virchow, Fachhochschule Duesseldorf and Dr Nicole Shea, Columbia University. Email addresses are available below.

Please include all three editors when sending an email: Cynthia[at];  & Fabian.virchow[at]; & ns3091[at]

Editorial Team for June issue:
Dr. Cynthia Miller-Idriss, Professor of Education and Sociology, American University
Dr. Fabian Virchow, Professor of Sociology, Fachhochschule Duesseldorf
Dr. Nicole Shea, Columbia University (EuropeNow Executive Editor)

EuropeNow: https://www.europenowjournal.


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