NEWS & commentary
Although we have relatively limited data from which to develop an understanding of how and why people leave militant groups, some information is starting to emerge.
The ICSR has just published a short report based on the accounts of defectors. I've written a response in The Conversation trying to contextualise the findings in light of what we already know about how and why people defect.
RadicalisationResearch.org, a website that brings together the most up to date research on radicalisation, has just published a piece I wrote on the question of 'terrorist recidivism'.
It offers an overview of some of the main issues related to terrorism reoffending and efforts at 'deradicalisation', arguing for a more theoretically informed, holistic approach focused on reintegration rather than the heavy concentration on ideological issues that dominates much of the literature.
I am absolutely delighted to say that today I started a new job at Lancaster University.
My title is: Lecturer in Radicalisation and Protest in the Digital Age and I'm based in the department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion.
I can't wait to get started!