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Guest Editorial: Processes of Radicalization and De-Radicalization


Radicalization may be understood as a process leading towards the increased use of political violence, while de-radicalization, by contrast, implies reduction in the use of political violence.  Taken together, the study of radicalization and re-radicalization is central to answering the question oh how political violence emerges, how it can be prevented, and how it can be contained.

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Della Porta, Donatella and Gary LaFree.  2012. Processes of radicalization and de-radicalization. Editor’s introduction, International Journal of Conflict and Violence 6:4-10.  https://www.start.umd.edu/sites/default/files/publications/local_attachments/LafreeEditorial.pdf