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ERIC Number: EJ1131664
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-May
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1744-2648
Polarisation, Radicalisation and Social Policy: Evaluating the Theories of Change
Lub, Vasco
Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, v9 n2 p165-183 May 2013
This article evaluates the validity of "theories of change" of anti-polarisation and anti-radicalisation interventions. Assumptions of four dominant social policies are confronted with the literature. In addition, epistemological issues are discussed. Notions of "what works and why", do not equate to straightforward application. Also, the potential of the four policy approaches depends in great measure on their conceptualisation of "polarisation" or "radicalisation". A focus on interventions could be dismissed as naive, when no account is offered of wider sociopolitical factors fuelling radicalisation or ethnic tensions. The interaction between these two notions is a relevant topic for future research.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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