Radicalisation: the journey of a concept

  title={Radicalisation: the journey of a concept},
  author={Arun Kundnani},
  journal={Race \& Class},
  pages={25 - 3}
  • Arun Kundnani
  • Published 18 September 2012
  • Political Science
  • Race & Class
Since 2004, the term ‘radicalisation’ has become central to terrorism studies and counter-terrorism policy-making. As US and European governments have focused on stemming ‘home-grown’ Islamist political violence, the concept of radicalisation has become the master signifier of the late ‘war on terror’ and provided a new lens through which to view Muslim minorities. The introduction of policies designed to ‘counter-radicalise’ has been accompanied by the emergence of a government-funded industry… 

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