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Meet the Team: Dr Tahir Abbas

How is a Horizon 2020 project conducted? Who are the professionals working on DRIVE and which perspectives do they bring to the project? In this series of interviews, you will get to meet the team members of DRIVE and learn more about their areas of expertise and the role they play throughout the course of the project.

The Third Position on Far Right and Islamist Extremism

Far right and Islamist politics are mutually dependent in the shared displacement of 'the Muslim' For some time now, I have been trying to make sense of the process by which a particular representation of the figure of ‘the Muslim’ is intrinsically entangled in Islamist and far right politics.[1] The prevalence of the Muslim ‘other’ […]

Critiquing Countering Violent Extremism

From 2016 to 2019, in thinking through this topic further, first as a senior researcher at the Royal United Services Institute in Whitehall in London looking after the CVE portfolio for a period before joining the Institute in 2018, I was taken aback at the lack of contextualisation of radicalisation, the long-standing issues that stem […]
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