Put radicalisation and violent extremism into perspective.
What makes an extremist "an extremist"? If radicalisation is the process behind the "label", where is the critical 'tipping point' and can these dynamics be de-escalated? Can violence be prevented if an "almost extremist" becomes a "less extremist"? Dr. Floris Vermeulen (UvA) explores radicalisation, extremism and terrorism from the vantage point of political identity studies.
His presentation will challenge you to rethink these phenomena as he dissects their meaning. Hear what challenges face democratic societies in their search for comprehensive stability and cohesion. Find out why he believes that politicians and policy makers responding to radicalisation and extremism often further exacerbate the contexts in which extremist ideas take root with their well-intended policies and approaches to governing diversity.