• ‘De-radicalisation’ – Scientific insights for policy

    ‘De-radicalisation’ – Scientific insights for policy

    Author(s):   Lore Colaert (ed.)

    Following the terrorist attacks in Madrid (2004) and London (2005), ‘radicalisation’ has become part of the political discourse in Europe. Many European governments took initiatives to counter violent extremism. But the range of measures often lacks conceptual clarity and empirical validation.

    The aim of this book is to make policy answers to violent extremism more evidence-based. The Flemish Peace Institute asked seven international scholars to review the state of the art of empirical research on ‘radicalisation’. These findings were then discussed with practitioners from Flanders (Belgium). This fruitful dialogue resulted in policy implications and recommendations, both at the end of each chapter and in the final conclusions of this volume.

    The combination of insights from researchers and those working in the field makes this a relevant volume for decision makers, practitioners and researchers.

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    - 14/11/2017 - ISBN 9789078864882 , 192 p.

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  • Flemish foreign arms trade 2016: summary

    Author(s):   Diederik Cops

    The Flemish Peace Institute analysed the Flemish government’s interpretation of assessment criteria for arms exports. This document summarizes the findings. In addition, it provides an overview of recent figures on the size and character of Flemish foreign arms trade. The publications (in Dutch) are available  in full text on

    - 19/10/2017 , 6 p.

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  • Towards Europeanised arms export controls?

    Towards Europeanised arms export controls? Comparing control systems in EU Member States

    Author(s):   Diederik Cops, Nils Duquet, Gregory Gourdin

     This study focuses on the regulation of the international trade in military equipment, both within the EU and to non-EU countries. It aims to identify the extent to which European regulatory initiatives have succeeded in increasing the level of European harmonisation of national arms export control systems.

    - 15/06/2017 - ISBN 9789078864851 , 218 p.

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  • Armed to kill

    Author(s):   Nils Duquet

    Brussels - 27/06/2016 - ISBN 978907886481306 , 44 p.

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