All panels arranged alphabetically.

Time schedule

Contested concepts

  • Lars Gule: Right-wing radical – an empty category
  • Wahlström, Wennerhaug and Jämte: How ‘Violence affirming extremism’ became a social problem in Sweden
  • Robin Andersson Malmros: The materialization of radicalization: Scandinavian municipalities translating an ambiguous idea
  • Randi Solhjell: Understanding hate crime and violent extremism
  • Thale Stalenget: Radicalisation – an imprecise term

Discursive approaches to violent extremism

  • Mattson and Johansson: The fear of mass invasion: Narratives of racism, politics and democracy in White Supremacist media
  • Tommi Kotonen: Tropes of political violence and the Finnish far right
  • Wahlström, Törnberg and Ekbrand: User interaction networks and violent rhetoric in radical right online social media
  • Døving: The role of Conspiracy Talk in Social media of the Far Right 

Emotions and violence

  • Johannes Due Enstad: Doing the right thing: The virtuous violence of right-wing militants
  • Hajra Tahir: The Impact of Various Forms of Threat on Violent Attitude and Behavior among Muslims in Norway and UK
  • Ragnhild Sørbotten Moen and Jeanett Pettersen: Radicalization and religious emotions
  • Sara Jul Jacobsen: Gender and Jihad

Ethnographic approaches to violent extremism

  • Henriette Esholdt: Ethnography at the edge: A confessional tale of methodological challenges countered when relying on fieldwork to investigate violence-promoting Islamist extremism
  • Ümit Necef: A terrorist and a researcher in a prison. Phenomenological reflections
  • Tina W. Christensen: Former right-wing extremists’ continued struggle for self-transformation after an exit program
  • Uzair Ahmed: Sectarian extremism – The role of sectarianism in the radicalization of Norwegian Muslim men

Racism and Terror across Actors, Moments and Media    

  • Heléne Lööw: Back to Basics in a Digital World: The Return of Traditional Fascist Ideology and Organizations
  • Mathilda Åkerlund: Influential users in far-right anti-immigration discourse on Twitter
  • Samuel Merill and Mathilda Åkerlund: Standing up for Sweden? The architectures and affordances of racism in a Swedish anti-immigrant Facebook group
  • Simon Lindgren: The temporality of #terrorattacks: Co-articulation, meaning-making and the reiteration of hashtags

Gender approaches to violent extremism

  • Inger Skjelsbæk and Julie Marie Hansen: Conceptualizing gender policies to counter violent extremism
  • Maria Darwish: “Conceptually exploring extreme right masculinity: The Nordic Resistance Movement’s employment of environmentalism for masculine self-concentration
  • Katrine Fangen and Lisanne Lichtenberg: Protect our women. Safeguard our Borders!
  • Aya Mortag Freund: Gender specific prevention of extremism

Jihadi foreign fighters from the Nordic countries

  • Thomas Hegghammer: Scandinavian Muslims and the 1980s Afghan jihad
  • Saarinen and Malkki: The emergence and evolution of jihadism in Finland
  • Maria Garcia Garcia: The radicalization of Western women: The Swedish and Spanish cases
  • Maja T. Greenwood: Becoming a foreign fighter? The ethics and agency of religious violence

Mental health and violent extremism

  • Anna Berg Harpviken: Psychological Vulnerability and Attitudes Towards Violent Extremism in Norwegian Youth
  • Rita Augestad Knudsen: Between vulnerability and risk? Mental health in UK counter-terrorism
  • Lars Lyster: Critical life events:  A pathway to extremism?
  • Belinda Ekornås: The mental health dilemma: an explanation for or a result of violent extremism?

Militant subcultures, styles and aesthetics

  • Heikki Kovalainen: National Awakening? Artistic research into the rise of rightist extremism in Finland 2010–2015
  • Tina Askanius: 'I just wanna be the friendly face of national socialism, I wanna be part of its normalisation’: The aesthetic-cultural practices of the Nordic Resistance Movement and the mainstreaming of neo-Nazi discourse in Sweden
  • Christian T. Højgrav Rasmussen: Jihadi clothing and clothing styles

Nordic approaches to countering violent extremism

  • Stian Lid: Nordic approaches to CVE
  • Flensner, Larsson and Säljö: Middle-Eastern conflicts in Swedish classrooms
  • Tore Bjørgo and Tina W. Christensen: Approaches to handle returning foreign fighters and other Syria travelers

Reacting to terrorism: trust and resilience

  • Charlotte Heath-Kelly: Building resilience to terrorism: Architecture and memorialisation on post-terrorist sites as retrospective security
  • Kari Steen-Johnsen: Does trust prevent fear in the aftermath of terrorist attacks?
  • Øyvind Bugge Solheim: Anti-immigration reactions to terrorism
  • Marius Linge: Everyday resistance - the counter-narratives of jihadism

Recent trends on the far right

  • Anders Jupskås: Back on the streets? Assessing contemporary far right mobilization in Norway
  • Chris Holmsted Larsen: Accumulative processes and changes in Danish extreme political groups – a case study of the rise of the extreme right wing counter jihad groups vis-à-vis the stagnation of the extreme left wing antifascist Groups
  • Fabio Ferrarini: ’Geo-fascism’: a modern approach in order to continue our studies of Fascism and Neo-fascism
  • The Norwegian Police Security Service: Patterns of radicalization in the Norwegian extreme right

Relational approaches to political violence

  • Wennerhag, Jämte and Ellefsen: De-radicalizing radical left-libertarian movements: Dynamics and consequences
  • Lars Erik Berntzen: Breivik’s Cult. The Evolution and Dissolution of a Transnational Clandestine Community
  • Rune Ellefsen: Unintended consequences of escalating counter-extremism policing: The development of a multi-levelled response to ‘animal rights extremism’ in Britain (1999-2014)

Religion and violence

  • Jeppe Fuglsang Larsen: Reinstating and contextualizing religion in the analysis of Islamist radicalization processes
  • Jone Salomonsen: Breivik’s intersection: the religious and the political
  • Tine Gade: Religion and foreign policy in the face of Daesh

Revolutionary strategies on the far right

  • Mats Deland: The Swedish introduction of Identitarianism
  • Jacob A. Ravndal: Explaining the metapolitical turn of the revolutionary right
  • Graham Macklin: Transnational networking in the Anglo-American extreme right
  • Elisabetta Cassina Wolf: The Italian Far Right’s ambiguity between metapolitical commitment and praise of violence

Studying violent radicalization and counter-radicalization using experimental designs and inferential analysis

  • David Parker: Understanding Teacher Reporting of Student Vulnerability to Radicalisation
  • Sadi Shanaah and Lasse Lindekilde: British Muslims’ collective action against Islamist extremism: The importance of trust levels and action appeals
  • Simon Ozer and Preben Bertelsen: A life psychological examination of risk factors for processes of radicalization
  • Oluf Gøtzsche-Astrup: Different effects for different groups? Obstacles and solutions to large-n inferential studies of a small-n phenomenon

Violent extremism in the 21st century: International perspectives

  • Preben Bertelsen: Mentoring in Anti-radicalisation LGT: A Systematic Assessment, Intervention and Supervision Tool in Mentoring
  • Valerie DeMarinis: Countering Violent Extremism: Public Mental Health Promotion in a Public Health Paradigm
  • Anders Lundesgaard and Kai Krogh: From Childhood Trauma to Violent Extremism: Implications for Prevention
  • David Hansen: Radicalization in Norwegian Prisons: The story of “Zubair”

Roundtable discussion: Local authority-based approaches to handling extremism in the Nordic countries

  • Robin Andersson Malmros: Why, what how and who: Organizing local governance to prevent radicalization in Scandinavia
  • Stian Lid: The Norwegian municipalities’ negotiation of their role in countering extremism in relation to the police
  • Yngve Carlsson: The role of municipalities in countering extremism
  • Erik Kruse: Experiences from a Norwegian municipality with countering right-wing extremism



Published June 25, 2018 4:58 PM - Last modified Nov. 23, 2018 4:02 PM