Steffen Hertog presents his new book, Engineers of Jihad co-authored with Diego Gambetta, in a recent interview with the LSE Middle East Centre. In the book, the authors uncover two unexpected facts about violent extremists: they find that a disproportionate share of Islamist radicals come from an engineering background, and that Islamist and right-wing extremism have more in common than either does with left-wing extremism, in which engineers are absent while social scientists and humanities students are prominent.


'Engineers of Jihad' cover‘Engineers of Jihad’ is available now from Princeton University Press.








(Note: this post originally appeared on the LSE Middle East Centre Blog)

Portrait photo of Dr Steffen HertogDr Steffen Hertog is Associate Professor in Comparative Politics in the LSE Department of Government.



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