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Digital Extremisms

Readings in Violence, Radicalisation and Extremism in the Online Space

  • Mark Littler
  • Benjamin Lee
Book

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Cybercrime and Cybersecurity book series (PSCYBER)

About this book

Introduction

This book explores the use of the internet by (non-Islamic) extremist groups, drawing together research by scholars across the social sciences and humanities. It offers a broad overview of the best of research in this area, including research contributions that address far-right, (non-Islamic) religious, animal rights, and nationalist violence online, as well as a discussion of the policy and research challenges posed by these unique and disparate groups. It offers an academically rigorous, introductory text that addresses extremism online, making it a valuable resource for students, practitioners and academics seeking to understand the unique characteristics such risks present.

Keywords

cyber online activism memes animal rights research methods violent extremism far right Islam criminal behavior facist campaigning online guns

Editors and affiliations

  • Mark Littler
    • 1
  • Benjamin Lee
    • 2
  1. 1.University of HuddersfieldHuddersfieldUK
  2. 2.Lancaster UniversityLancasterUK

About the editors

Mark Littler is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology and Policing at the University of Huddersfield, UK. He has previously held posts at the University of Hull, University of Oxford, and University of Manchester, and has been an Associate at the think-tank Demos and a Senior Fellow at the Centre for Analysis of the Radical Right. Mark has published on far-right extremism in journals including The Journal of Language and Politics & Behavioral Science of Terrorism and Political Aggression, and was recently commissioned to undertake work on online radicalisation by the UK Government's Commission for Countering Extremism.

Benjamin Lee is Senior Research Associate at the Centre for Research and Evidence on Security Threats, based at Lancaster University, UK. He has published on far-right extremism in journals such as Democracy and Security and Behavioral Science of Terrorism and Political Aggression. In addition, he has published in both the International Journal of Press/Politics and New Media and Society.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Digital Extremisms
  • Book Subtitle Readings in Violence, Radicalisation and Extremism in the Online Space
  • Editors Mark Littler
    Benjamin Lee
  • Series Title Palgrave Studies in Cybercrime and Cybersecurity
  • Series Abbreviated Title Palgrave Studies in Cybercrime and Cybersecurity
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-30138-5
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2020
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Law and Criminology Law and Criminology (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-30137-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-30140-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-30138-5
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 268
  • Number of Illustrations 13 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Cybercrime
    Criminal Behavior
    Policing
    Research Methods in Criminology
    Crime and the Media
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