Examining deradicalization programs

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Examining deradicalization programs
// Pathways to Peace and Security. 2017. no 1(52) Special Issue: ADDRESSING TERRORISM, VIOLENT EXTREMISM AND RADICALIZATION (perspectives from Russia and the United States). Edited by Ekaterina Stepanova,. P. 106-115

DOI: 10.20542/2307-1494-2017-1-106-115


Abstract

The article sets the context for addressing radicalization and potential for deradicalization in the United States and Russia, as well as more generally. It briefly explores the debates on what is radicalization and what moves radicalized people and groups to violence. It also introduces the concept of
deradicalization and shows the benefits and positive results of deradicalization programs, as well as their drawbacks and the problems with assessing their effectiveness. In conclusion, the author argues that, while deradicalization programs must be carefully tailored for specific contexts that vary from state
to state and even person-to-person, they must also be supported by internationally linked research and cooperation.


Keywords

radicalization, deradicalization, disengagement, terrorism, radical Islamism, right-wing extremism, left-wing extremism, ethno-nationalist extremism, counterterrorism, countering violent extremism, United States, Russia, Germany, Norway, Saudi Arabia, effectiveness of deradicalization programs


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For citation:
Cronin A. Examining deradicalization programs. Pathways to Peace and Security, 2017, no 1(52) Special Issue: ADDRESSING TERRORISM, VIOLENT EXTREMISM AND RADICALIZATION (perspectives from Russia and the United States). Edited by Ekaterina Stepanova,, pp. 106-115. DOI: 10.20542/2307-1494-2017-1-106-115



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