Here's a selection of my recent publications.
- Violent Legacies: Why Militant Movements Endure. McGill-Queen's University Press
- Under contract, in preparation for publication 2019.
- Reintegrating Extremists: 'Deradicalisation' and Desistance. Palgrave. (2017).
- Long listed for the Airey Neave Memorial Prize
- "Reintegrating Extremists is an excellent book – thoroughly researched and analysed, and one that makes a significant contribution to ongoing debates amongst policymakers, practitioners, and academics. … It is unreservedly recommended for both scholars and practitioners." Warren, Journal of Terrorism Research, 2017.
- "With all the significant components of deradicalization from violent extremism, disengagement from terrorism, and rehabilitation of former prisoners so ably discussed in the author’s conceptual framework, this volume is an important contribution to the literature on these issues." Sinai, Perspectives on Terrorism, 2017
I'm editor of a major new international book series: Protest, Power and Resistance by McGill-Queen's University Press.
The series aims to expand the theoretical and empirical boundaries of research on political contention by providing a forum for interdisciplinary work that examines the origins, culture, and practice of resistance. From social movements to violent militant networks, grassroots activists, and those engaged in everyday forms of resistance, the series will consider the full range of actors and strategies used to provoke change. Books in the series will deepen understanding about the systems of power people encounter and the creative, violent, and everyday ways they try and resist, subvert, and overthrow them.
- A Social Movement Theory typology of militant organisations: Contextualising terrorism. Terrorism and Political Violence, 28 (2016).
- Bounding an Elusive Concept: ‘Jewish sectarianism’. Global Discourse, 6 (2016).
- Leaderless Global Jihadism: The paradox of discriminate violence. Journal of Strategic Studies, 38 (2015). With G. Ramsay.
- Conceptualising 'success' with those convicted of terrorism offences: Aims, methods and barriers to reintegration, 7 (2015) Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression.
- Forest jihad: Assessing the evidence for ‘popular resistance terrorism’. Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, 37 (2014). With D. Marino and G. Ramsay.
- Media metrics of success and failure in the Global War on Terror: A comparison of Western and Arab media perspectives. Perspectives on Terrorism, 7 (2013).
- Radical distinctions: A comparative study of two jihadist speeches. Critical Studies on Terrorism, 6 (2013). With G. Ramsay.
- ‘Successful terrorism’: A framework and review. Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Violence, 4 (2012).
- Negotiating difference: Extremism, critical thinking and an ethics of care. In Education and Extremisms: Rethinking Liberal Pedagogies in the Contemporary World, edited by F. Panjawi et al., Routledge, 2017.
- Reintegrating Radicals: A Strengths-Based Approach to ‘Deradicalisation’. In Victims and Perpetrators of Terrorism: Exploring identities, roles and narratives, edited by Orla Lynch and Javier Argomaniz, 2017.
- How terrorism ends. In Terrorism and Political Violence, ed. C. Kennedy-Pipe, G. Clubb & S. Mabon. (Croydon: Sage, 2015).
- Typologies of terrorism. In Handbook of Terrorism Research: Research, Theories and Concepts, ed. A.P. Schmid. (London & New York: Routledge, 2011). With A.P. Schmid.
Selected general writing
- 'Deradicalisation' and Desistance. CREST Security Review, January 2018
- Countering Violent Extremism: An Introduction. CREST Guide. August 2017
- How to Deradicalise Someone. The Conversation. June 2017
- If you think we could have prevented a British ex-Guantanamo Bay detainee from carrying out a suicide attack this week, you're wrong. The Independent, February 2017.
- Exploring the relationship between ideological material and leaderless jihadist targeting. CREST Security Review, January 2017.
And a few recent invited talks
- Exploring Foreign Fighters’ Post-Conflict Trajectories. Foreign fighters: New directions and challenges. Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University, Washington, USA. March, 2018.
- Education and Extremisms. Centre for Research in Race and Education, University of Birmingham, February, 2018.
- Deradicalisation and desistance. Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence, University of St Andrews, December, 2017.
- Foreign Fighters’ Life Narratives. CREST and Canadian Network for Research on Terrorism, Security and Society Conference. Ottawa, October, 2017.