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Talking our way out of conflict

Critical reflections on ‘mediated dialogue’ as a tool for secondary level Countering Violent Extremism (CVE).

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Talking our way out of conflict: critical reflections on ‘mediated dialogue’ as a tool for secondary level CVE

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Research by:

  • 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.

Published 19 July 2019