The research group on terrorism and counter-terrorism deals with terrorism-related and other politically motivated violence. It aims to contribute to the societal and academic debate on these phenomena. The research group aims to combine policy-oriented research that contributes to evidence-based policies and a more nuanced debate on terrorism, with ‘fundamental’ research that looks into the causes of terrorism and draws historical comparisons.
This research group would like to further develop the following approaches:
- Primary sources-based empirical research on actors in the field of terrorism and counter-terrorism;
- An interdisciplinary approach, borrowing insights, theories and methodological approaches from research in related fields.
Connection with Research Projects at Leiden University, Erasmus University and TU Delft
- PRIME – Predicting, Interdicting and Mitigating Extremism
- Transitioning from Military Interventions to Long-Term Counter-Terrorism Policy
- Countering Lone Actor Terrorism: Data Collection & Analysis
- After release: Reintegrating jihadist offenders
- The giant in the shadow? The Dutch security services in their political, bureaucratic, and societal context between 1912 and 1992.
- Conspiracy, legitimacy and violence
- International Centre for Counter Terrorism – The Hague, www.icct.nl