Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 December 2016

320 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190624927

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How Conflict Radicalizes Them and Us

Revised and Expanded Edition

Clark McCauley and Sophia Moskalenko

  • Outlines the 12 mechanisms of political radicalization that can move individuals, groups, and the masses to increased sympathy and support for political violence
  • Explores the effects of government action on radicalization
  • Draws from a wide range of case material from 21st century jihadist terrorism, Russia in the late 19th century, the US in the 1970s, and Afghanistan after the fall of the Soviet Union in the 1990s
  • Argues provocatively that the same mechanisms are at work in radicalizing terrorists and the radicalization of states targeted by terrorists

New to this Edition:

  • Includes new chapters that address 'lone wolf' terrorism as well as radicalization of opinion and action, using the Paris attacks as a case study
  • Features up-to-date research on radicalization since the 9/11 attacks

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