Authored by: Stig Jarle Hansen , Stian Lid

Routledge Handbook of Deradicalisation and Disengagement

Print publication date:  March  2020
Online publication date:  February  2020

Print ISBN: 9781138229969
eBook ISBN: 9781315387420
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This handbook’s global scope demonstrates clearly that the idea of assisting people out of an extremist milieu and/or violent extreme behaviour through disengagement and deradicalisation initiatives has more or less become a manifested strategy worldwide. The phenomenon has to be studied in the light of the broader strategy of countering violent extremism (CVE), which emphasises softer measures within both preventive and reactive strategies, and the growing acknowledgement of the limited effect and high economic cost of repressive strategies. Disengagement and deradicalisation initiatives have the potential to reduce human, social and economic costs by leading to a permanent end of violent behaviour and ideology.

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