THE CHAIR'S LITERATURE

Find here a list of all the scientific papers published by the UNESCO Chair in Prevention of Violent Radicalization and Extremism. They are authored by various experts and research professionals involved with our organization.

New article about the analysis of ultraviolent terror propaganda in videos produced by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in 2015 and 2016

This paper examines aspects of violent, traumatic terrorist video propaganda produced by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) within the theoretical confines of abjection and the use of utopian/dystopian themes.

New Article on the Link Between the Internet and Violent Extremism

Vivek Venkatesh, one of the UNESCO-PREV Chair’s co-holders, alongside Tiana Gaudette (Simon Fraser University) and Ryan Scrivens (Michigan State University), recently published a new article titled “The Role of the Internet in Facilitating Violent Extremism: Insights from Former Right-Wing Extremists” in Terrorism and Political Violence.

New Article on Futures Thinking in Black Metal

Vivek Venkatesh, co-holder of the UNESCO-PREV Chair, and Jason Wallin have co-authored a new article titled “No satisfaction, no fun, no future: Futures thinking in black metal”.

Published in Metal Music Studies (volume 6, issue 2), this article aims, according to the authors, to think the burgeoning theoretical orientation known as accelerationism alongside black metal, particularly as black metal harnesses accelerationist strategies of negation and opposition on behalf of surveying a world out-of-step with its “normative” conceptualization.

New Article on Violent Extremism and Former Extremists

“Converging Patterns in Pathways in and out of Violent Extremism: Insights from Former Canadian Right-Wing Extremists” is a new article by Maxime Bérubé, Ryan Scrivens, Vivek Venkatesh, and Tiana Gaudette, published in Perspectives on Terrorism (Volume 13, Issue 6).

Science Education under a Totalitarian Theocracy: Analyzing the ISIS Primary Curriculum

Journal of Research in Science, Mathematics and Technology Education.
By Patrice Potvin, Marianne Bissonnette, Chirine Chamsine, Marie-Hélène Bruyère, Mohammed Amine Mahhou, Olivier Arvisais, Patrick Charland and Stéphane Cyr Université du Québec à Montréal, Montreal, Canada, and Vivek Venkatesh, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada