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.
In the past several years, the United States has witnessed a concerning rise in far-right extremism and terrorist violence. Attackers in Oak Creek, Charleston, and Pittsburgh emerged from an increasingly emboldened radical right, which has grown in size and ambition in recent years. The Atomwaffen Division—a small, neo-Nazi terrorist organisation—is part of this movement. This […]
On the night of 26 November 2008, ten Kalashnikov-wielding terrorists attacked Mumbai. They stuck simultaneously at five locations, shooting dead 140 Indians and 25 foreign tourists. American and British passport-holders were executed in two luxury hotel complexes. At a Jewish cultural centre, Israeli nationals were tortured before being killed. A fourth location, a café frequented […]
Introduction In recent years, there has been much debate over the role organised crime plays in the commission of terrorism, and vice versa. In this Perspective, I explore the dichotomy that exists between the contention that organised criminals and terrorists are exceptionally similar, against the counterargument that their strategic aims (that is, profit versus political […]