Sarah Marsden is Director of the Handa Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence (CSTPV) at the University of St Andrews, prior to which she was a Senior Lecturer at Lancaster University.

Her research takes an interdisciplinary approach to radical and violent politics focusing on global jihadism, religious nationalism, and radical social movements.

Much of Sarah’s recent research has focused on understanding the process and outcome of interventions to counter violent extremism, including in the context of deradicalisation and disengagement programmes.

Sarah’s research has been funded by ESRC, Home Office, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Public Safety Canada, and the Heritage Lottery Fund.

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Rosie Mutton, James Lewis, Sarah Marsden
Public Mitigation of Terrorism Risk: A Rapid Review of the Literature
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Rosie Mutton, James Lewis, Sarah Marsden
Online Radicalisation: A Rapid Review of the Literature
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James Lewis, Sarah Marsden
Secondary Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Interventions: A Rapid Review of the Literature
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James Khalil, Martine Zeuthen, Sarah Marsden
A Guide to Deradicalisation & Disengagement Programming
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Sarah Marsden, Ben Lee
Conceptualising Protective Factors: Strengths-Based Approaches
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James Hewitt, Ben Lee, Sarah Marsden
Protective Factors in Risk Assessment: Practitioner Perspectives
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James Hewitt, James Lewis, Sarah Marsden
The Psychological Effects of Criminal Justice Measures: A Review of Evidence Related to Terrorist Offending
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Ben Lee, Sarah Marsden
Protective Factors
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Sarah Marsden, Ben Lee
Protective Factors For Violent Extremism And Terrorism: Rapid Evidence Assessment
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Erika Brady, Sarah Marsden
Women and Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism Interventions
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Sarah Marsden, James Lewis
Trauma, Adversity & Violent Extremism
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James Lewis, Sarah Marsden
Countering Violent Extremism Interventions: Contemporary Research
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James Lewis, Sarah Marsden
Public Experiences of the UK Counter-Terrorism System
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James Lewis, Sarah Marsden
Terrorism-Related Simulations
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James Lewis, Simon Copeland, Sarah Marsden
Evaluating Programmes to Prevent and Counter Extremism
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Simon Copeland, Sarah Marsden
The Relationship Between Mental Health Problems and Terrorism
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Simon Copeland, Sarah Marsden
Behavioural-Focused Protective Security Programmes
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Simon Copeland, Sarah Marsden
Extremist Risk Assessment
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Sarah Marsden, Simon Copeland
Economic Influences on Radicalisation
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Sarah Marsden, Simon Copeland
Right-Wing Terrorism: Pathways and Protective Factors
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Sarah Marsden, Simon Copeland
Managing Terrorism-Related Offenders in Prison
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Sarah Marsden
Countering Violent Extremism: A Guide to Good Practice
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Sarah Marsden, James Lewis, Kim Knott
Countering Violent Extremism: A Guide to Good Practice
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Sarah Marsden
Deradicalisation Programmes: Introductory guide
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Sarah Marsden
Reintegrating Extremists: ‘Deradicalisation’ and Desistance
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Sarah Marsden, James Lewis, Kim Knott
Countering Violent Extremism: An Introduction
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Sarah Marsden
From ideological material to targeting choice in leaderless jihadist
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Examining Terrorism’s Persistence: A Relational Approach

 

 


Marsden, S. (n.d.). Examining Terrorism’s Persistence: A Relational Approach. Contemporary Voices: The St Andrews Journal of International Relations.

Author: Sarah Marsden
https://risweb.st-andrews.ac.uk/portal/en/researchoutput/examining-terrorisms-persistence-a-relational-approach(04deacf4-40b9-41bc-ae43-6dd301a5d0b4).html
Radicalization: Trajectories in Research, Policy and Practice

This focus section provides welcome evidence of the strength of research and practice on radicalization in Germany and reflects the dynamics of debates within international policy and scholarship. The papers focus on a range of areas of research on radicalization and violent extremism covering micro-, meso- and macro-level processes alongside methods for countering and preventing violent extremism. Although the papers clearly articulate the challenges associated with carrying out research in this field, they also demonstrate the increasing scope of scholarship that is helping to explain, interpret and respond to violent extremism. By examining the wide-ranging influences on radicalization, this focus section extends an invitation to both broaden and deepen scholarship in the field: broadening research to develop more interdisciplinary, integrative frameworks to help interpret radicalization processes, and deepening it by interrogating and test-ing existing models and frameworks to develop more robust explanations of the pathways into and out of violence. This effort will be enhanced by greater use of theory from comparable areas of scholarship and by sustaining a research culture that nurtures rigorous, innovative methodologies able to capture the com-plexities of violent extremism. The papers in the focussection demonstrate that the field is in robust shapeand sets the stage for further research on radicaliza-tion and violent extremism.

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Kim Knott & Benjamin Lee, 2020. Ideological Transmission in Extremist Contexts: Towards a Framework of How Ideas Are Shared. Politics, Religion & Ideology.

Author: Sarah Marsden
https://doi.org/10.4119/ijcv-3811

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