Benjamin Lee

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Benjamin Lee is a Senior Research Associate attached to the Centre for Research and Evidence on Security Threats (CREST) and based at the Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence. His research deals with the extreme right with a focus on extreme-right terrorism and the wider transnational extreme-right milieu. 

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E: bjl20@st-andrews.ac.uk

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Edited Books

Digital Extremisms: Readings in Violence, Radicalisation, and Extremism in Online Space Co-edited with Mark Littler. Palgrave Studies in Cybercrime and Cyber Security, 2020

Journal Articles

 (With Kim Knott) “More Grist to the Mill? Reciprocal Radicalisation and Reactions to Terrorism in the Far-Right Digital Milieu.” Perspectives on Terrorism 14, no. 3 (2020): 98-115

(With Kim Knott) “Ideological Transmission in Extremist Contexts: Towards a Framework of How Ideas Are Shared”. Politics, Religion & Ideology, 21:1 (2020): 1-23

‘It’s not paranoia when they are really out to get you’: the role of conspiracy theories in the context of heightened securityBehavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression 9:1(2017): 4-20

Why we fight: Understanding the counter‐jihad movementReligion Compass10 (2016)257– 265

A Day in the “Swamp”: Understanding Discourse in the Online Counter-Jihad Nebula, Democracy and Security, 11:3 (2015): 248-274

Commentary

Blind Networks in the Extreme Right, CREST Research

 CREST Primer: The Counter Jihad Movement, CREST Research

CREST Primer: Understanding the Far-right Landscape, CREST Research

 

Research Reports

Overview of the Far-right, Commission for Countering Extremism

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