Extremism, Radicalization and Security

An Identity Theory Approach

  • Julian Richards

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
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    Pages 1-25
  3. Identity, Extremism, Radicalization, Terrorism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 27-27
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      Pages 29-54
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      Pages 81-111
  4. State, Society, Narrative, Political Myth

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-113
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  5. Back Matter
    Pages 225-228

About this book


This book considers the application of Identity Theory to contemporary debates on extremism, radicalization and security. Britain is taken as the focus of research, within which a unique comparative study is undertaken of identity politics and narratives across a spectrum of minority and majority-community perspectives. Debates concerning Islamophobia, Far Right extremism and state counter-extremism and counter-terrorism policy are subjected to critical scrutiny. This book will appeal to scholars and interested observers alike of contemporary politics and security in the West, and the critical role played by identity within that picture.



Terrorism Identity movements Discourse analysis Political myth State policy

Authors and affiliations

  • Julian Richards
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Buckingham BuckinghamUnited Kingdom

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