Even the mainstreams of democratic societies are vulnerable to destructive and dangerous sentiments in the midst of crisis, writes Jonathan Leader Maynard. But with radicalising calls to extremism at the forefront of public debate, what impact might speech have on violent behaviour?
Jonathan Leader Maynard
is a Departmental Lecturer in International Relations at the University of Oxford. He works on the role of ideology in political violence and armed conflict, focusing in particular on violence against civilians.