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Dr Ajmal Hussain, Research Fellow in Sociology, School of Social Sciences, University of Manchester
Professor Hilary Pilkington, Professor of Sociology, School of Social Sciences, University of Manchester
Kelly Simcock, Senior Associate, Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Peace Foundation
Jon Nicholas, Senior Associate, Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Peace Foundation
Harriet Vickers, Programme Development Lead, Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Peace Foundation
Lee Rogerson MBE, Youth and Community Education Consultant and documentary film-maker
This paper reflects on a researcher-practitioner collaboration in conducting a mediated dialogue between young people from an ‘Islamist’ milieu and from an ‘extreme right’ milieu. It situates the intervention in the literature on the effectiveness of intergroup contact in reducing prejudice and on social cohesion and suggests how it might be developed for use in community led counter extremism practice.
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