German Institute on Radicalization
and De-radicalization Studies

Neues Standardwerk zu Deradikalisierung veröffentlicht

Der weltweit renommierte Routledge Verlag hat das neue Standardwerk zu Deradikalisierung, welches von unserem Direktor Daniel Köhler verfasst wurde, veröffentlicht.

Dieses einzigartige Buch bietet einen umfangreichen Überblick zu verschiedensten Aspekten von Deradikalisierungsarbeit, wie z.B. verschiedene Deradikalisierungstheorien, unterschiedliche Methoden und Programme, sowie Ansätze der Evaluation und Qualitätsmessung. Es werden die theoretischen und praktischen Hintergründe von verschiedenen Deradikalisierungsmethoden beleuchtet und Fallstudien von Programmen aus über 30 Ländern ausgewertet. Zusätzlich bilden Interviews mit ehemaligen Neonazis und Familien von Dschihadisten eine bisher nicht erreichte Datenbasis.
Zum ersten Mal wird somit eine kohärente Theorie der Deradikalisierung entworfen und eine Typologie von verschiedenen Programmen vorgestellt. Dadurch wird dieses Buch zu einem unverzichtbaren Handbuch für Praktiker, Wissenschaftler und Entscheidungsträger, die Deradikalisierungsprogramme entwickeln, leiten oder evaluieren wollen.
Sie können ein Exemplar hier bestellen.

Das Buch hat bereits herausragende Resonanz bei den international führenden Experten hervorgerufen:

Very few subjects have recently received more attention than the subject of deradicalisation, particularly since the 9/11 attacks on World Trade Centre and the Pentagon. Yet, very few studies have provided either a comprehensively detailed inventory for such programs or even a framework that enables policy-makers and practitioners to design and effectively implement deradicalisation programs in different contexts. Understanding Deradicalisation: Methods, Tools and Programs for Countering Violent Extremism by Daniel Koehler simply does both in an accessible, entertaining and consistent manner. It is the only book to build +what amounts to genuine theory of deradicalisation programs. The book is an essential reading for students of politics, terrorism, security studies, Middle East, European Union and international relations at all levels.

Hamed El-Said, Manchester Metropolitan University Business School, UK

Understanding Deradicalization provides the most comprehensive, up-to-date overview of? worldwide efforts to bring extremists and those on the path to violent extremism back into mainstream society. As Director of the German Institute on Radicalization and Deradicalization Studies, Daniel Koehler combines practical experience with academic expertise. With this encyclopa?edic monograph, he has written a seminal text against which all others in this field will be judged for years to come.

Alex P. Schmid, International Centre for Counter-Terrorism (ICCT), Netherlands

This is the single most comprehensive work I have read on de-radicalisaiotn processes and programs. Daniel Koehler has made a valuable contribution to both the literature on terrorism and de-radicalisation. Very highly recommended to anyone interested in understanding the dynamics of transition from armed to unarmed activism.

Omar Ashour, University of Exeter, UK

Daniel Koehler is widely recognized as a pioneer in both the practical and theoretical aspects of de-radicalization. In this book he condenses his immense knowledge, making it a must read for anybody interested in extremism and terrorism.

Lorenzo Vidino, George Washington University, USA

A pathfinder for practitioners and scholars, Koehler’s book is the most comprehensive study on global deradicalization programs.

Rohan Gunaratna, Nanyang Technological University Singapore

Koehler’s book is the most methodologically rigorous, theoretically-informed, and comprehensive on this topic, to date. He brings immense depth of both experience and scholarship to this important volume.

Michael J. Williams, Georgia State University, USA