Not another bloody problematisation: ‘radicalisation’ and its discontents

  • Date: –12:00
  • Location: Blåsenhus Bertil Hammer salen
  • Lecturer: Matthew Francis, Phd Sociology of Religion, Research Fellow, Lancaster University
  • Organiser: Uppsala Religion and Society Research Centre (CRS), CEMFOR and Department of Theology
  • Contact person: Martha Middlemiss Lé Mon
  • Föreläsning

– A lecture and seminar series in collaboration with CEMFOR

Matthew Francis’ research concentrates on non-negotiable beliefs and values. He is interested in theories of the sacred and Durkheimian explanations of the role religion plays in society, as well as the methodologies that enable us to study ideological commitments in individuals and communities. In particular he has focused on non-negotiable, or sacred, beliefs and values in discourses that seek to motivate or justify violent action. His work has included in-depth analyses of groups such as Aum Shinrikyo, al Qaeda, the Red Army Faction, Agonshu, the Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee and Hizb ut-Tahrir.

Other lectures in the Radicalisation-serie

13 March: Jihadiship: From Radicalization Processes to Deradicalization

25 April: Travelling Revolutionaries and Foreign Fighters: Between Myth and Reality?

 9 May: How political violence became terrorism (and what that means for thinking about terrorism and radicalization today)

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