Race and Class, April 2018

The April issue of Race & Class, examines the concept of ‘radicalisation’ that Arun Kundnani analysed in a path-breaking piece ‘Radicalisation: the journey of a concept’, some six years ago.

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In a far-reaching survey of published articles and commissioned government research over the last years, covering the UK and North America, Criminology Professor Derek Silva reveals just how pervasive the concept now is for understanding micro-level transitions towards violence. It now dominates governments’ overarching strategy encompassing surveillance, security, risk and community engagement. Radicalisation, a whole new area of study, has its own ‘experts’, who work closely on official government counter-radicalisation strategies, impervious to challenging, oppositional knowledge claims in the field. 




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The heart is where the battle is: a celebration of Sivanandan’s legacy at Conway Hall, 23 June 2018

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