Dr. Lorne L. Dawson
Lorne L. Dawson is a Professor in the Departments of Religious Studies, and Sociology and Legal Studies, at the University of Waterloo (Canada). He has published three books, five edited books, and eighty-two academic articles and book chapters. He is the Co-Director of the Canadian Network for Research on Terrorism, Security and Society (www.tsas.ca), and his recent work focuses on foreign fighters, the role of religion in motivating religious terrorism, and the social ecology of radicalisation.
In the fourth part of the Handbook of Terrorism Prevention and Preparedness, the authors explore the interaction between prevention and preparedness. These chapters explore what can, and what has been done, ranging from early warnings to the prevention of cyber-terrorism. The full table of contents can be found here. The Handbook consists of five parts. […]
How has the media landscape changed in the past decades? And to what extent has this been affected by the change in governments throughout the years? The latest report in the Strategic Communications project seeks to answer these questions. Furthermore, it delves deeper into the culture of media reporting on terrorism in Egypt. This report […]
The casualties caused by armed violence in Mali have increased fourfold between 2016 and 2019, with young people being among the most affected by the situation. Although many initiatives have been launched to prevent and counter violent extremism in Mali, there remains a gap in understanding the interplay of factors that lead persons—especially young people—to support […]