Dr. Josh Roose
Dr Josh Roose is a political sociologist and Senior Research Fellow in Politics and Religion at the Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation at Deakin University, Melbourne. His research focuses on the intersection of masculinities, radicalisation and political and religious violent extremism and terrorism. He is currently a Chief Investigator on an Australian Research Council funded study: The Far Right: Intellectuals, Masculinity and Citizenship (2021-2023) and recently completed a Victorian Government Department of Justice and Community Safety funded study: Challenging the Use of Masculinity as a Recruitment Mechanism in Extremist Narratives (2019-2020). Josh has held visiting positions at the East Asian Legal Studies Program at Harvard Law School, Hagop Kevorkian Centre for Near Eastern Studies at New York University and Committee for the Study of Religion, the Graduate Centre, City University of New York. He is an Executive Member of the Australian Association for Islamic and Muslim Studies (AAIMS) and Research Fellow at the Institute for Research on Male Supremacism (IRMS) in the United States. He is a member of the Addressing Violent Extremism and Radicalisation to Terrorism (AVERT) research network and has contributed to advisory boards for the Victorian State and Federal government in Australia on social cohesion and violent extremism.
This paper nuances existing understandings of terrorists’ motivations by uncovering the emotional process of ressentiment in the manifestos of three far-right violent extremists. Through the application of Reinhard Wolf’s framework of discourse analysis, it finds that ressentiment plays a significant role in self-legitimating perpetrators’ attacks, though the resented group is different than expected. Surprisingly, the […]
While the Islamic State’s early years after its expansion from Iraq to Syria are generally considered a success, it was also during this period that internal ideological tensions developed within the group. The emerging faction of al-Hazimiyya, named after the Saudi cleric Ahmad al-Hazimi, instigated a power struggle within the group that posed a serious […]
This policy brief discusses the threat of maritime terrorism in the Tri-border area and the weaknesses of the Trilateral Cooperative Arrangement, a trilateral treaty between Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines that was set up to mitigate terrorism in the region. We also highlight the challenges associated with counter-terrorism in the region such as resource allocation […]