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Community Tensions

Edited by Jennifer Cole and Raffaello Pantucci
Occasional Papers, 8 August 2014
Terrorism and Conflict, Tackling Extremism, Domestic Security
Report on the Conference ‘Community Tensions: Evidence-Based Approaches to Understanding the Interplay between Hate Crimes and Reciprocal Radicalisation’, 26 April 2013

This report, on the third STFC-funded conference ‘Community Tensions: Evidence-Based Approaches to Understanding the Interplay between Hate Crimes and Reciprocal Radicalisation’, held at RUSI on 26 April 2013, highlights the obstacles of societal integration and intolerance facing communities in the UK.

Contents

Foreword

Bryan Edwards

Introduction

Charlie Edwards

Keynote Address: Community Tensions and the Relationship with Reciprocal Radicalisation

Bernard Silverman

I. A Scientific Approach to Countering the Terrorist Threat

Mandeep K Dhami

II. Social Science, Evidence-Based Data Metrics and Evaluation: A Methodological Partnership

Laura Zahra McDonald

III. High-Performance Computing and Data Storage at STFC: An Introduction

Adrian Wander

IV. Faster Processing and the Future of Computing

Jeremy Purches

Case Study 1: What Can Internet Analysis Add to the Study of Extremism?

Matthew Elworthy

Case Study 2: Improving Community Engagement with the Police: The Tell MAMA Approach

Fiyaz Mughal

Discussion Groups:

Research Methology to Inform the Understanding of Community Tensions

Serious and Organised Crime

Manipulation of Mainstream Media Narratives

Youth Engagement for Community Cohesion

Research Themes Identified in the Presentations and Discussion Groups

Jennifer Cole
Associate Fellow

Dr Jennifer Cole is an Associate Fellow at RUSI. She was previously Senior Research Fellow, Resilience and Emergency Management from... read more

Raffaello Pantucci
Senior Associate Fellow

Raffaello Pantucci's research focuses on terrorism and counter-terrorism as well as China's relations with its Western neighbours... read more

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