A Way Forward in Transforming Violent Extremism

TitelA Way Forward in Transforming Violent Extremism
Typ der PublikationReport
Publikationsjahr2018
AutorInnenAbu-Nimer, M
Untertitel / SerientitelHandbook Dialogue No. 13
Pagination6pp.
InstitutionBerghof Foundation
StadtBonn
Kurztext

Dealing with violent extremism (VE) has emerged as a central framework of analysis and policy-making in most Western and non-Western government agencies. It is also heavily shaping the programming of non-governmental agencies, not least due to the availability of related funding lines.

While there is an undeniable need to address violent extremism, this latest Berghof Handbook Dialogue takes as one premise that more often than not, analysis and programming to date often fall short in understanding and tackling the root causes of the phenomenon. Our lead article proposes: "Ultimately, addressing VE is fundamentally about conflict transformation, yet CVE/PVE interventions are rarely designed to be transformative."

Berghof Handbook Dialogue No. 13 thus looks more deeply at what it takes to formulate transformative approaches to violent extremism. The lead article by Mohammed Abu-Nimer puts a call for interreligious peacebuilding centre-stage, which takes seriously and truly integrates the perspective of actors otherwise often defined as part of the problem. Respondents from a variety of backgrounds will, over the months to come, discuss these propositions. They will shed light on systemic contexts, the role of identity and gender, practice-oriented work with youth and regional contexts such as the Western Balkans and the MENA region.

  • Beatrix Austin and Hans J. Giessmann (eds.): Transformative Approaches to Violent Extremism. 2018. Handbook Dialogue Series No. 13 - complete. PDF >

Single contributions:

  • Beatrix Austin and Hans J. Giessmann (eds.): Introduction. 2018. Berghof Handbook Dialogue Series No. 13 - introduction. PDF >
  • Mohammed Abu-Nimer: Alternative Approaches to Transforming Violent Extremism. The Case of Islamic Peace and Interreligious Peacebuilding. 2018. Berghof Handbook Dialogue Series No. 13 - lead. PDF >
  • Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini: Challenging Conventional Wisdom, Transforming Current Practices: A Gendered Lens on PVE. 2018. Berghof Handbook Dialogue Series No. 13 - comment. PDF >
  • Anita Ernstorfer: Effective Approaches to Preventing Violent Extremism: A Peacebuilding Systems Perspective. 2018. Berghof Handbook Dialogue Series No. 13 - comment. PDF >
  • Radwan Al-Sayed: Religious Institutions and the Challenges of Extremism and Terrorism: A Long View. 2018. Berghof Handbook Dialogue Series No. 13 - comment. PDF >
  • "What is actually needed is to invent new terms" - An interview on Radical Religious Norms and Experiences from the Balkans. 2018. Berghof Handbook Dialogue Series No. 13 - comment. PDF >
  • Mohammed Abu-Nimer: A Way Forward in Transforming Violent Extremism De-Islamisation, De-Securitisation, and De-Religionisation. 2018. Handbook Dialogue Series No. 13 - final reflection. PDF >