Literature studies – Counterterrorism and Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism
As part of the evaluation of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Counterterrorism policy, the British Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) conducted a literature review to gather and assess the available knowledge about the (conditions for) effectiveness of CT and P/CVE activities. This literature review focuses on three specific categories of activity: 1) youth engagement, 2) capacity building of national government and law enforcement, and 3) reintegration.
Download "Interventions Targeting Youth Engagement. A systematic literature review" 1/4
Download "National Government and Law Enforcement Capacity Building. A systematic literature review" 2/4
Download "Reintegration: Disengaging Violent Extremists. A systemic literature review" 3/4
Download "Executive Summary and Recommendations" 4/4
For each of the three categories, a report has been written with a focus on the following main questions: what is known about the effectiveness of CT and C/PVE interventions targeting 1) youth engagement, 2) capacity building of national governments and law enforcement and 3) reintegration?
Furthermore, the reports answer the following sub questions:
- What evidence is there on what works (effectiveness)?
- What evidence is there on what doesn’t work (not effective or counter-effective)?
- What conditions promote or hinder success?