Maja Halilovic Pastuovic‘s new edited collection ‘Vulnerability and Resilience to Violent Extremism: An Actor Centric Approach’ is out!
Prof Halilovic Pastuovic is co-editor (with Juline Beaujoan, Veronique Dudouet, Johanna-Maria Huzler, Marie Kortam and Amjed Rasheed) of this book which examines the actors that shape societal dynamics leading to, or preventing, violent extremism from taking roots in their communities, including state representatives, religious institutions, and civil society actors. The volume contributes to an emerging stream of research focusing on intra- and inter-group dynamics to explain the emergence and persistence of, or resilience against, violent extremism. It utilises an actor-centric approach, uncovering the landscape of actors that play relevant roles in shaping societal dynamics leading to, or preventing, violent extremism affecting their communities. The analysis builds on new empirical evidence collected in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Serbia, Iraq, Lebanon, and Tunisia as part of PAVE project recently completed by Prof Halilovic Pastuovic.