Preventing Radicalisation and Terrorism in Europe: A Comparative Analysis of Policies
Within the general framework of the European TRIVALENT project, the comparative analysis presented here focuses, alongside policy measures taken at EU level, on counter-terrorism and counter-radicalisation policies implemented by five European countries; namely, Belgium, France, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom. These case studies with their peculiarities and differences offer insights into the role of long-term and structural factors in defining counter-terrorism and counter-radicalisation policies, and highlight the influence that specific occurrences can have. The volume analyses different types of public policies, including repressive, preventive, legal and administrative measures, together with the role of civil society in preventing and mitigating radicalisation processes.
The book offers an updated and critical assessment of the main anti-terrorism and anti-radicalisation policies of the five aforementioned countries, and their strengths and weaknesses, identifying possible evolutionary lines and proposing a series of recommendations.
Maria Luisa Maniscalco is Director of Research at the Jean Monnet “Altiero Spinelli” Centre of Excellence, Rome, and Deputy Director of the Master’s programme in “International Security/Safety, Global Strategies and Medical Maxi-Emergency: Analysing and Managing Unconventional Events” at Tor Vergata University of Rome, Italy. Her research interests focus on the social transformations of contemporary societies with particular attention to the dimensions of peace, security, and dialogue. She is the author of over 20 volumes and about 200 essays.
Valeria Rosato holds a PhD in Sociology and is Adjunct Professor in the Political Sciences Department at Roma Tre University, Italy. She has been a Visiting Fellow at various Latin American universities, has been working for years on the analysis of contemporary conflicts and has participated in national and international studies on issues related to security, peacekeeping and peace processes. She is currently a member of the European TRIVALENT project research team.
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