Dr. Gordon Clubb
Dr Gordon Clubb is a Lecturer in International Security at the University of Leeds in the UK. His research focuses on de-radicalisation, conceptualising it as a social process, and on the role of former combatants in preventing and countering violent extremism. His most recent book called Social Movement De-Radicalisation and the Decline of Terrorism: The Morphogenesis of the Irish Republican Movement (2017) was published with Routledge. Other published books include Terrorism and Political Violence (2015), and Hezbollah: From Islamic Resistance to Government (2015). He is a Research Fellow at the German Institute for Radicalization and De-Radicalization Studies and is Co-Convenor of the British International Studies Association’s Critical Terrorism Studies Working Group.
The situation Mali has hit the headlines quite often in the last years, with journalistic articles and reports mainly focusing on the threat posed by terrorist groups in the country as well as in the region. Besides attracting the attention of the media, the presence of terrorist actors in the country has become a top […]
Some 5000 men, women and children have travelled from Europe to Syria and Iraq since 2012. Less than a year after this process began, European intelligence services started to openly express their concerns about the dangers emanating from the potential return of seasoned fighters. Policy responses, however, were slow in coming and mostly ad hoc, […]
In this Research Paper, Marieke Liem et al provide a bivariate analysis of lone actor terrorists and common homicide offenders. Liem et al’s findings problematise the classification of lone actors as an entity fundamentally different from the sample of single homicide offenders and call for future in-depth assessments of possible differences in homicidal drive.