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 policy brief provides an overview of the sociological issues underpinning the issues of far right and Islamist reciprocal or cumulative radicalisation in the Western European context. That is, these groups radicalise each other by mutually reinforcing their hate, intolerance, or indignation towards each other. The nature of reciprocal radicalisation between far right and Islamist […]
Writing in 1992, noted terrorism scholar David Rapoport remarked that nearly 90% of terrorist groups lasted less than one year. Subsequent scholarship on terrorist group longevity has similarly noted the short average lifespan of the vast majority of such groups. Why then—more than three decades after it was originally founded—has al-Qaeda been able to enjoy […]
Introduction In the past months, there has been considerable discussion about whether or not foreign fighters and their families currently detained in camps in Syria should be repatriated. An often-heard justification in Western Europe not to opt for repatriation is the fact that prosecution of the adults will often lead to light sentences and thus […]