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The Department of Classics & Religion and the Centre for Military & Strategic Studies present
WINTER 2015 BLOCK WEEK GRADUATE COURSE
RELS 685.40 L01: Religion, Radicalization, and Society
with Dr. Ryan Williams, University of Cambridge
Radicalization is considered the greatest source of national and international insecurity today. But the consequences are felt more widely than in the tragedy of acts of terrorism in Western countries. This course takes a broadly sociological approach to study the issues surrounding radicalization. What is radicalization? What relationship, if any, does it have to religion? What are the limitations of a “scientific” understanding of radicalization? What are the social consequences of responding to radicalization, as related to civil liberties, public constructions of religion and religious communities, policing practice, and issues related to citizenship? Drawing on the instructor’s research with religious communities and his research in UK maximum-security prisons, this course aims to equip students to contribute to current international scholarly debates and policy issues surrounding the topic. Students from a range of disciplinary backgrounds and theoretical or practical orientations are very welcome to this internationally unique course.
Dates: January 5-9, 2015
Enroll via your Student Centre
Dr. Douglas H. Shantz
Dr. Christopher G. Framarin
Indiana University Press, 2013
Dr. Katrin Froese
The Chinese University Press, 2013
Dr. James Apple
Aditya Prakashan, 2013
Dr. Douglas Shantz
Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013
Watch Dr. Shantz's podcast interview about this title here.
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