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    • Humour in jihadi rhetoric: comparative analysis of ISIS, Al-Qaeda, TTP, and the Taliban 

      Mehran, W; Byrne, M; Gibbs-Pearce, E; et al. (Taylor & Francis, 22 May 2022)
      Research shows that humour plays a significant role in the formation of a collective identity and ‘creates a sense of internal cohesion’ based on shared experiences [Fominaya, C. F. (2007). The role of humour in the ...
    • Beyond Pain Scales: A Critical Phenomenology of the Expression of Pain 

      Miglio, N; Stanier, J (Frontiers Media, 24 May 2022)
      In this paper, we discuss the qualitative dimension of painful experiences by exploring the role of imagination and metaphorical association in the conceptualization and expression of pain. We employ an engaged ...
    • Mapping Russian illicit finance in Africa: the cases of Sudan and Madagascar 

      Owen, C (Serious Organised Crime & Anti-Corruption Evidence (SOC ACE) Research Programme, University of Birmingham, 29 April 2022)
      This briefing note is one of three that map the conditions in which Russian illicit financial flows (IFF) flourish across three geographical regions: sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), south-eastern Europe, and western Europe. The ...
    • The illicit financialisation of Russian foreign policy 

      Owen, C; Prelec, T; Mayne, T (Serious Organised Crime & Anti-Corruption Evidence (SOC ACE) Research Programme, University of Birmingham, 29 April 2022)
      This paper categorises the practices used by Russian Kremlin-connected actors to advance Russian illicit financial flows (IFF) and depicts them, as well as their relationships to one another and to IFF in a novel framework. ...
    • Party views on democratic backsliding and differentiated integration 

      Kroger, S; Bellamy, R; Lorimer, M (SAGE Publications / American Council of Learned Societies / American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, 2022)
      Both political parties and differentiated integration (DI) play an ambivalent role in regard to democratic backsliding. Parties’ positioning towards democratic backsliding has not always been straightforward, and DI has ...