Dr Sarah Marsden

Lecturer in Radicalisation and Protest in a Digital Age

Research Overview

My research is concerned with resistance, power, political violence, protest, and social change. I'm interested in how and why people practice resistance, how activists pursue political change, and how people make sense of their journeys through political contention. My approach is interdisciplinary, employing primary and archival data to understand different forms of contentious politics, from transnational social movements to violent militant networks, grassroots activists, and those practicing everyday forms of resistance. I have explored movements committed to a range of ideological positions including militant Islamists, anti-fascists, radical environmental activists, and far-right religious nationalists. I am also interested in understanding the relationship between space, place and protest, both in the UK and internationally.

Reintegrating radicals: A strengths-based approach to ‘deradicalisation'
Marsden, S.V. 20/10/2017 In: Victims and Perpetrators Exploring Identities, Roles and Narratives. London : Routledge
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Countering Violent Extremism: An Introduction
Marsden, S.V., Knott, K., Lewis, J. 29/08/2017 Centre for Research and Evidence on Security Threats. 7 p.
Commissioned report

Negotiating difference in education: Extremism, political agency and an ethics of care
Marsden, S.V. 17/08/2017 In: Education and Extremisms. London : Routledge
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Bounding an elusive concept: response to 'Jewish sectarianism? and the state of Israel'
Marsden, S.V. 15/12/2016 In: Global Discourse. 6, 4, p. 630-633. 4 p.
Journal article

Reintegrating extremists: 'deradicalisation' and desistance
Marsden, S.V. 7/12/2016 London : Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN: 9781137550187. Electronic ISBN: 9781137550194.
Book

A social movement theory typology of militant organisations: contextualising terrorism
Marsden, S. 2016 In: Terrorism and Political Violence. 28, 4, p. 750-773. 24 p.
Journal article

Leaderless global jihadism: the paradox of discriminate violence
Ramsay, G., Marsden, S. 07/2015 In: Journal of Strategic Studies. 38, 5, p. 579-601. 23 p.
Journal article

Warren Chin. Britain and the War on Terror: Policy, Strategy and Operations
Marsden, S. 4/02/2015 In: Journal of Terrorism Research. 6, 1
Book/Film/Article review

Conceptualising ‘success’ with those convicted of terrorism offences: aims, methods and barriers to reintegration
Marsden, S. 20/01/2015 In: Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression. 7, 2, p. 143-165. 23 p.
Journal article

How terrorism ends
Marsden, S. 2015 In: Terrorism and political violence. London : Sage
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Forest jihad: assessing the evidence for ‘popular resistance terrorism’
Marsden, S., Marino, D., Ramsay, G. 01/2014 In: Studies in Conflict and Terrorism. 37, 1, p. 1-17. 17 p.
Journal article

Media metrics: how Arab and Western media construct success and failure in the ‘Global War on Terror’
Marsden, S. 12/2013 In: Perspectives on Terrorism . 7, 6, 17 p.
Journal article

Radical distinctions: a comparative study of two jihadist speeches
Ramsay, G., Marsden, S. 9/09/2013 In: Critical Studies on Terrorism. 6, 3, p. 392-409. 18 p.
Journal article

Al-Jihad; Harakat ul-Ansar; Harakat ul-Mujahidin; Lashkar-i-Jhangvi
Marsden, S. 2012 In: Counterterrorism. Praeger
Entry for encyclopedia/dictionary

Race and Probation
Marsden, S. 2012 In: Forensic Update.
Book/Film/Article review

Successful terrorism: a framework and review
Marsden, S. 2012 In: Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression. 4, 2, p. 134-150. 17 p.
Journal article

Book reviews: The faces of terrorism: Multdisciplinary perspectives. D. Canter. Wiley-Blackwell, Singapore, 2009. No. of pages 314. ISBN: 978-0-470-75381-1. (paperback)
Marsden, S. 20/05/2011 In: Applied Cognitive Psychology. 25, 3, 2 p.
Book/Film/Article review

Typologies of terrorism and political violence
Marsden, S., Schmid, A. 2011 In: The Routledge handbook of terrorism research. London : Routledge
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Furthering the counter-narrative via educational and social grassroots projects
Marsden, S., Qureshi, T. 2010 In: Edited volume on counter-narratives. The Hague : Centre for Terrorism and Counterterrorism p. 132-143. 12 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Shaun L. Gabbidon (2010), Race, Ethnicity, Crime, and Justice: an International Dilemma
Marsden, S. 2010 In: In-Spire Journal of Law, Politics and Societies. 5, 1, 2 p.
Book/Film/Article review

What role does punishment play in deterring crime?: practical, theoretical and ethical perspectives
Marsden, S. 2010 In: Forensic psychology. Willan
Chapter (peer-reviewed)