‘Radicalisation: the journey of a concept’, revisited

@article{Silva2018RadicalisationTJ,
  title={‘Radicalisation: the journey of a concept’, revisited},
  author={Derek M. D. Silva},
  journal={Race \& Class},
  year={2018},
  volume={59},
  pages={34 - 53}
}
Over the past decade, radicalisation has emerged as perhaps the most pervasive framework for understanding micro-level transitions towards violence. However, the concept has not only become a dominant policing framework, but also an overarching governmental strategy encompassing surveillance, security, risk and community engagement. The emergence of this strategy has been accompanied by a whole host of analysts, advisers and scholars, who claim to possess ‘expert’ knowledge of individual… 

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