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Disengagement interventions. COMMONWEALTH SCHOLARSHIP--OUTLINE OF YOUR PROPOSED STUDY/RESEARCH


Changemaker 1 / 1  
Feb 16, 2019   #1
Provide a short outline of your proposed study/research. This should be written for an audience that does not have any prior knowledge of the subject, and must not be overly technical. Any abbreviations or specialist terms must be explained. 125 words Maximum.

people's disengagement from violent extremist groups



Most people who join violent extremist groups, often disengage from these groups at some point. However, compared to the related field of radicalisation, there have been fewer studies of disengagement. This knowledge gap has limited policymakers and practitioners from persuading people to leave extreme groups. This research seeks to fill that gap by uncovering the reason behind people's disengagement from violent extremist groups using the Boko Haram Islamist terrorist group in Nigeria as a case study. It answers why people disengage from violent extremist organisations. The research adopts multi-attribute utility theory and the cognitive theory of moral disengagement. It relied on the use of narrative interview and photo-voice research methodologies. Disengagement interventions can only be successful if we understand why people leave violent extremist groups.

Holt [Contributor] - / 7,661 1998  
Feb 17, 2019   #2
Victor, open the presentation with a topic sentence instead of a long winded explanation that does not immediately inform the reviewer. In such word limited responses, using a topic sentence to open the presentation helps the reviewer decide if he feels your proposal is something that could be of interest and useful in terms of your chosen masters course. If you can gain his interest simply by the topic sentence alone, you have a better chance of having him finish reading your statement. The topic sentence can also double as the title for your study / research proposal. For example, I would say :

There are very little studies concerning the rate by which radical terrorist groups lose their members. In reality, they lose members faster than they can recruit them. This research will focus on the information regarding the voluntary exit of the members of these groups...
OP Changemaker 1 / 1  
Feb 17, 2019   #3
Thank you very much. I will revise the essay


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