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Narrative Persuasion and Violent Extremism: Foundations and Implications


Communication researchers have long-explored the ability of narratives to change the viewpoints of those that are exposed to them. Only recently, however, have terrorism researchers begun to investigate whether narratives produced by terrorist groups effectively promote terrorist ideologies. This chapter provides a brief summary of narrative persuasion, how terrorists use narratives to promote radicalization, and how terrorist narratives targeted at adolescents can be challenged.

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Braddock, Kurt. 2020. "Narrative Persuasion and Violent Extremism: Foundations and Implications." In Propaganda und Prävention, eds. Josephine B. Schmitt, Julian Ernst, Diana Rieger, and Hans-Joachim Roth. Wiesbaden, Germany: Springer VS, 527-538. https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-658-28538-8_28

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