A New Approach To Defining Extremism
31 March 2016
About this video
Bertie Vidgen argues that current definitions of extremism are severely limited. They are posed as certainties rather than probabilities, and this makes them incapable of capturing the complexity of social reality – and very difficult to apply. Bertie then points towards a new way of defining parties, based on Bayesian probabilities.
This talk was organised through the Oxford Extremism Research Network’s Hilary Term Seminar Series.
About the speaker
Bertie is a DPhil student at the OII researching far-right extremism in online contexts. His research draws on computational methods to analyse large quantities of digital trace data.