Policy and Strategy

About Policy and Strategy

Finding a suitable basis for radicalisation policy can be like looking for a needle in a haystack. How do you make sense of the profusion of information available? What is relevant for you? What choices are available? Policy makers face this situation daily. SAFIRE supports the policy making process with tools designed to identify key dimensions and determinants of radicalisation and to visualise relationships between them. In addition, we provide insight into cultural factors that can affect a society’s susceptibility to radicalisation, we look at democracy and radicalisation, and discuss background analyses of radicalisation and the prison system.

Below you will find links to Focus documents relevant for Policy and Strategy.

List of publications

What we gained: Practice and Science
H.J. Griffioen-Young and A.J. van Vliet, TNO
Taking a bird’s eye view of SAFIRE: The project’s main conclusions
(Legal) constraints in terms of group targeting
A. van Gorp, University of Applied Sciences Utrecht
Differences between EC countries in allowing the selection of specific groups for social programmes
Managing terrorist offenders upon release from prison
E. Disley, K. Weed and A. Reding, RAND Europe
Is multi-agency offender management appropriate for terrorist offenders released from prison?
Credibility of intervention workers
J. Pliner, ISCA
How the relationship between intervention practitioners and participants can influence the process of de-radicalisation
Operational indicators
P. Goetz, CEIS
Using analysis grids in order to obtain the profile of a violent radical group or individual
Clusters of groups and individuals
M. de Maupeou, CEIS
Identifying the nature of an emerging violent radical threat through group and individual clustering
Decision of action
O. Cahuzac, CEIS
Going beyond ideology: an innovative way to analysing terrorism
The added value of network science in understanding radicalisation: how to look
A.J. van Vliet, TNO
This paper focuses on how network theory and technology can help improve the understanding of the processes of radicalisation so enhance description and understanding of principles of effective interventions. Ultimately, this can be used to prevent, halt or reverse processes of violent radicalisation in Europe
The added value of network science in understanding radicalisation: what we see
A.J. van Vliet, TNO
This paper focuses on what can be seen by applying network theory and technology to empirical evidence of cases of violent radicalisation in Europe
Cultural factors
Joaquim Pires Valentim, Ana Figueiredo, Joana Duarte, University of Coimbra and Dianne van Hemert, TNO
National cultural factors associated with processes of radicalisation leading to terrorism
Does it work? How to evaluate effectiveness of a programme preventing radicalisation
A. R. Feddes, L. Mann and B. Doosje, University of Amsterdam
In this document we discuss criteria for effectiveness research and a procedure is described how to scientifically test the effectiveness of a programme that aims to prevent radicalisation
Radicalisation in the digital era
A. Reding, C.e Edwards and L. Gribbon, RAND Europe
The role of the internet in radicalisation and terrorism
Limitations to the terrorism literature
A. Reding, L. Clutterbuch, T. Hellgren, J. Gilbert and R. Warnes, RAND Europe
How limited primary and causal research undermines the literature on terrorism
Democracy and deradicalisation programmes
A. van Gorp (University of Applied Sciences Utrecht) and A. Roosendaal (TNO)
Should a government be allowed to intervene in pre- or non-violent radicalisation?