What is the importance of social interaction in radicalisation?

Project specs

Format

2D

Client

COSTNET

Contact

Ernst Witt

Country

Netherlands

Funding agency

COST

Length

03:00

Summary

Radicalization can be defined as a process whereby an individual or a group takes on increasingly extremist views. These views never appear in a vacuum and are often the result of and modified by social interaction. Therefore, one way to study radicalization is by viewing at it from the perspective of temporal network models.

Researcher Profile

COSTNET is a European COST collaboration of more than 500 statisticians and other quantitative scientists from 34 countries on the development of novel inference methods for network data science. It is lead by Prof. Ernst Wit (USI/RuG) and the core management team involving Gesine Reinert (Oxford), Goeran Kauermann (LMU, Munich), Veronica Vinciotti (Trento), Claire Gormley (UCD, Dublin), Clelia di Serio (UniSR, Milano), Steffen Lauritzen (Copenhagen), Anuska Ferligoj and Vladimir Batagelj (Ljubljana), Arnoldo Frigessi (Oslo).