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Radicalisation as a moral career: a qualitative study of how people become terrorists in the United Kingdom

Lakhani, Suraj 2014. Radicalisation as a moral career: a qualitative study of how people become terrorists in the United Kingdom. PhD Thesis, Cardiff University.
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Abstract

This thesis is a study of radicalisation within the context of the UK. The research focuses on how people become radicalised, why some are rendered susceptible to radicalisation, and why some go on to commit acts of violence and terrorism. This thesis also critically assesses how radicalisation affects relevant counter-terrorism policy and how this policy affects radicalisation. The research has been informed through the analysis of empirical data in the form of 61 qualitative semi-structured interviews. A number of these interviews were completed with respondents across government and academia. However, there was a specific focus on conducting interviews with the data set termed as the ‘informed informants’. This group consisted of grassroots workers conducting organic de-radicalisation strategies, religious leaders and imams, and former non-violent and violent extremists. The interviews were supported by fieldwork based observations.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Status: Unpublished
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Universities' Police Science Institute (UPSI)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Funders: Universities' Police Science Institute grant
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2016 23:39
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/59779

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