Prof. Lasse Lindekilde
Lasse Lindekilde is an Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science, Aarhus University. He holds a PhD from the European University Institute. His research is focused on violent radicalisation and the implementation and effects of counter-terrorism policies. He has published more than 30 papers and book chapters in this domain. His work is interdisciplinary linking insights from Political Science, Political Sociology, Criminology and Social Psychology. Methodologically, he has published work building on both field work, survey research and experimental techniques. Lindekilde’s research is funded by amongst others the European Union, the MINERVA programme and the Danish Research Council. As a returning Visiting Fellow at UCSB, he has conducted experimental research on the effects of small group deliberation on the radicalisation of attitudes and action preparedness. He is currently undertaking research looking at the efficiency of pre-event communication campaigns aimed at interdiction and mitigation of violent extremism.
This report thoroughly analyses the profiles of individuals with ties to Italy who traveled to join the ranks of Islamic State and other armed groups from 2011 up to October 2017. It provides the first public and systematic investigation of foreign fighters with links to Italy, by inferring observations from 21 individual categories of variables. […]
The notion of ‘Responsibility to Protect’ (R2P) is typically associated with the global obligation of states to protect populations from mass atrocities; a principle which was endorsed by the United Nations in 2005. Two decades earlier, Abdullah Azzam’s fatwa Defense of Muslim Lands: The First Obligation After Iman (1984) established what could be described as […]
On 17 February 2015, Shamima Begum (15), Kadiza Sultana (17), and Amira Abase (17), boarded a flight from London’s Gatwick Airport to Istanbul. After an in Bayrampasa, Turkey, they got on a bus to Urfa – a town close to the Syrian border. It is thought that they crossed the Turkish-Syrian border and travelled towards […]