Terrorism, violent extremism and processes of radicalization are multifaceted and multifactorial. To comprehensively address these phenomena, CISS pursues an interdisciplinary, theory-driven research agenda. More specifically, CISS research covers the topics of Islamist terrorism in Europe, (ideological) similarities between Islamist and right-wing ideologies as well as the role of gender in radicalization and terrorism. Analyzing strategies to counter terrorism and prevent violent extremism and radicalization, CISS looks at the global and European activities in this field with a special emphasis on the role of language in forming and shaping public policy discourses.

Contact: PD Dr habil. Eva Herschinger