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Submit a Manuscript to the Journal
International Journal of Social Psychology

For a Special Issue on
Processes of radicalization, violent extremism and terrorism

Abstract deadline
31 October 2021

Manuscript deadline
31 December 2021

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Special Issue Editor(s)

Manuel Moyano, Universidad de Córdoba (Spain)
[email protected]

Arie Kruglanski, University of Maryland (USA)
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Humberto Trujillo, Universidad de Granada (Spain)
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Processes of radicalization, violent extremism and terrorism

In the last two decades, social scientists have tried to explain the psychosocial processes involved in terrorist behavior. Different theoretical frameworks have been developed, assessment instruments have been constructed, and a corpus of scientific evidence has been gathered in a field of study in which the difficulty of developing empirical research is a significant factor. Today, emerging social challenges including the importance of prioritizing preventive approaches require that this field of study continues to inform professional practice and decision-making.

This monograph aims to take stock of the current state of affairs in this field of study as well as offering a channel for disseminating research related to radicalization processes that can lead to violent extremism and terrorist violence.

We invite the submission of contributions, both theoretical and empirical, from a psychosocial perspective, or indeed submissions connected with other adjacent disciplines such as Criminology, Communication, Artificial Intelligence or Education. Possible topics might include (but are not limited to):

  • Psychosocial mechanisms in the radicalization process
  • Urban environments as vectors of violent radicalization and terrorism
  • Youth and violent extremism
  • Gender and violent extremism
  • Internet and violent extremism
  • The role of the community in preventing violent extremism
  • Social communication and anti-terrorism
  • Violent extremism: new scenarios after the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Evaluations of preventive or potentially rehabilitative programs and interventions (reintegration, restoration)

The papers should provide scientific evidence related to the confrontation of this social problem which can be potentially useful for the improvement of decision-making, the implementation of policies and the development of preventive actions.

Submission Instructions

Authors should submit abstracts to the Editors no later than October 31, 2021. Abstract submissions must include: (1) title; (2) name, affiliation and contact of the corresponding author; (3) abstract of the chapter (maximum 500 words). Guest Editors will review the abstracts and will invite authors to submit the full papers--using the journal's submission site--by the end of 2021. The expected publication date of the monograph is May 2022. The abstracts should be sent to [email protected]

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