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Sadi Shanaah

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Research Fellow

sadi.shanaah@warwick.ac.uk

PhD in Political Science (Aarhus University, 2019); MPhil in Contemporary European Studies (University of Cambridge, Pembroke College, 2008); BA in International and European Economic Studies (SUNY, New Paltz, 2006)

Profile

I am a Research Fellow in the project 'Neoliberal Terror: The Radicalisation of Social Policy in Europe' (European Research Council) with a primary responsibility for its quantitative work package. I mainly work on the development of composite indices for P/CVE (preventing and countering violent extremism) and "neo-liberal" policies of Western countries. I also contribute to the investigation of P/CVE policy diffusion in Europe, using case-studies and discourse analysis of policy documents.

My general focus is on the phenomenon of political violence. I am interested in factors, mechanisms and processes that facilitate or hinder political violence, mostly from the perspective of social psychology and social movement approaches. In my doctoral research, I examined the willigness of British Muslims to engage in actions against Islamist extremism and the factors that facilitate or hinder such engagement.

Publications

(2020) 'Demobilizing or Activating? The Effect of Anti-Muslim Discrimination on Muslims’ Counter-Extremism Engagement’, Social Problems, 1-19.

(2019) 'Alienation or Cooperation? British Muslims’ Attitudes to and Engagement in Counter-Terrorism and Counter-Extremism’, Terrorism and Political Violence, 1-22.

(2019) 'What Motivates Muslims to Engage in Counterextremism? The Role of Identity, Efficacy, Emotions, and Morality’, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, 1-21.

(2019) 'Standing up and Speaking Out? British Muslims’ Collective Action against Islamist Extremism (authored with Lasse Lindekilde)’, Democracy and Security, 1-22.