Radicalisation, Counter-Radicalisation, and De-Radicalisation: Developing a New Understanding of Terrorism in the Australian Context

  • Barton, Greg (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Lentini, Peter (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Macfarlane, Bruce (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Moss, Simon (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Ilardi, Gaetano (Partner Investigator (PI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

We will generate new understandings of radicalisation, de-radicalisation and counter-radicalisation by developing the country s first cross-disciplinary study (politics and psychology) of how some Australians become Islamist extremists, while also proposing counter-radicalization strategies. Scholars and industry stakeholders will analyse: 1. the relative influence of familial, community, national and international drivers of radicalization 2. the interplay between the social and psychological forces of radicalization 3. how this differs from overseas experiences and 4. the challenges this poses to Australia s counter-terrorism stakeholders in combating radicalization, and developing appropriate counter- and de-radicalisation measures.
Effective start/end date1/07/0931/12/14


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$707,274.00
  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$156,840.00
  • Department of Premier and Cabinet (Victoria): A$210,000.00
  • Police Department (Vic) (trading as Victoria Police) : A$201,116.00
  • Australian Federal Police (AFP): A$120,000.00
  • Department of Justice and Community Safety (Victoria)