'Radicalisation' and Violence: the Russian Dimension

Lead Research Organisation: University of Edinburgh
Department Name: Sch of Social and Political Science

Abstract

This project investigates the causes of Islamic radicalisation within Russia and their consequences for Russia's relevant domestic policies (for example ethnic, regional, immigration policies, and domestic democratisation), as well as its foreign policy response towards the Muslim world in the context of the global 'War on Terror'.



There are four principal research questions:






  1. How Russian policy-making and academic elites conceptualise the idea of 'radicalisation' and political violence.


  2. How these discourses are translated into state practice and policy.


  3. How these state-driven practices feed or undermine underlying processes of radicalisation.


  4. How Russia's domestic context of combating radicalisation drives its foreign policy.
    The project methodology includes a discourse analysis of academic and journalistic writings and three regional case studies of Russian state policy towards Islam (Moscow, Tatarstan and Dagestan).



Each case study relies on discourse analysis of public and media approaches, content analysis of relevant legal and state policy documents, and semi-structured elite interviews.



The project co-ordinators will work with local institutes in Russia and will invite scholars from these institutes to the UK as research fellows. The project findings will be disseminated by four journal articles, policy briefings and a co-authored monograph.

Publications

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DANNREUTHER R (2010) Islamic radicalization in Russia: an assessment in International Affairs

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Dannreuther, Roland; March, Luke (2010) Russia and Islam

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Dannreuther, Roland; March, Luke (2010) Russia and Islam

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Dannreuther, Roland; March, Luke (2010) Russia and Islam

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Dannreuther, Roland; March, Luke (2010) Russia and Islam

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Dannreuther, Roland; March, Luke (2010) Russia and Islam

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Dannreuther, Roland; March, Luke (2010) Russia and Islam

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Dannreuther, Roland; March, Luke (2010) Russia and Islam

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Dannreuther, Roland; March, Luke (2010) Russia and Islam