Call for Papers: Conference “Processes of Radicalization and Deradicalization”, Venue: Center for Interdisciplinary Studies (ZIF), University of Bielefeld, Germany, 6-8 April 2011

The International Journal of Conflict and Violence (IJCV), in cooperation with the Working Group “Orders of Violence” in the German Association for Political Science (DVPW), announces a call for papers for an international conference on radicalization and deradicalization. We invite contributions from distinguished scholars and younger scientists from various disciplines, including sociology, political science, anthropology, psychology, history, international relations, and area studies. The conference aims at collecting and discussing research on the processes of radicalization and deradicalization, focusing in particular on the following topics:

  1. radicalization in repressive settings, such as authoritarian regimes, camps, and prisons;
  2. state institutions (liberal or not) as radicalizing/deradicalizing entities;
  3. historical periods of transnational diffusion of radicalization/deradicalization (including the spread of repertoires of action, organizational forms, and ideas);
  4. the legitimacy of radicalization and deradicalization (vis-à-vis constituencies, third parties, etc);
  5. the effects of intra-organizational dynamics on deradicalization;
  6. the ‘intended’ and/or ‘unintended’ outcomes of radicalization/deradicalization.

Details im vollständigen CfP