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“Mercenaries, Epidemics, and Critical Security Studies”
Reimagining Global Challenges and Regional Emergencies in Africa, the Middle East and South Asia

Monday, June 1st 2015
11:30am – 7:00 pm
“Flying A” Room, University Center
University of California, Santa Barbara

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Project: "When and How Enclave Deliberation Leads to Extremism"

Orfalea Center Researchers:  

Lasse Lindekilde, Aarhus University, Visiting Scholar, Department of Communication and
Visiting Research Scholar, Orfalea Center for Global & International Studies, UCSB

Michael Stohl, Professor of Communication and Director of the Orfalea Center for Global & International Studies, UCSB

Scott Reid, Professor of Communication, UCSB

Abstract: The project investigates enclave groups and when and how enclave deliberation leads to extremism. By integrating insights from sociological and political studies of group radicalization with social-psychological experiments of group-communication and group-polarization the project the project seeks to gain greater insight  of the effect of deliberation in so-called ‘echo rooms’ (face-to-face as well as online) on extremism, measured as attitudes and willingness to act on such attitudes. The project will employ deliberative experiments to investigate the effect of variables such as ideology, individual resilience, group composition, deliberation media, and moderator role on extremism.