20 February 2018

Utrecht University researchers conclude: Amsterdam's approach to radicalization is poorly organized

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Three experts in the field of public administration and law found that the procurement and tendering process within the Radicalization and Polarization program of the municipality of Amsterdam was unprofessional. The municipality then commissioned an investigation from researchers from Utrecht University and Leiden University, after a radicalization official was dismissed last year due to conflicts of interest.

Mirko Noordegraaf, professor of Public Management, participated in the investigation into the operational management of the Public Order and Safety Department, and the Radicalization and Polarization program in particular. Beatrice de Graaf, professor of History of International Relations & Global Governance and terrorism expert, participated in a "quick scan" of the Amsterdam approach to radicalization and terrorism.

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