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Types of Radicalization

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TYPES OF RADICALIZATION

Radicalization leading to violence may take diverse forms depending on the context and time period, and may be associated with different causes or ideologies.

A form of radicalization associated with fascism, racialism/racism, supremacism and ultranationalism. This form of radicalization is characterized by the violent defence of a racial, ethnic or pseudo-national identity, and is also associated with radical hostility towards state authorities, minorities, immigrants and/or left-wing political groups.
A form of radicalization associated with a political interpretation of religion and the defence, by violent means, of a religious identity perceived to be under attack (via international conflicts, foreign policy, social debates, etc.). Any religion may spawn this type of violent radicalization.
A form of radicalization that focuses primarily on anti-capitalist demands and calls for the transformation of political systems considered responsible for producing social inequalities, and that may ultimately employ violent means to further its cause. This category includes anarchist, maoist, trotskyist and marxist–leninist groups that use violence to advocate for their cause.
A form of radicalization essentially motivated by a sole issue. This category includes: radical environmental or animal rights groups, anti-abortion extremists, certain anti-gay/anti-feminist movements, and ultra-individualist or independent extremist movements (such as Free Men on the Land and sovereign citizens) that use violence to promote their causes. Mass murderers whose motivations are partially or wholly ideological may also fall under this category.
  • 23 February 2018
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Training session offered in Laval

On February 23, the Centre offered a training session on “Interculturality in the School Environment” at the Collège Letendre, in Laval. This session aimed to strengthen the understanding of cultural issues in schools, in addition to adopting professional tools that are adequate to support students in negotiating value conflicts that they may experience in such […]
  • 23 February 2018
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Building Connections: Preventing Violent Extremism in Canada

Concordia University Conference: Building Connections: Preventing Violent Extremism in Canada The CPRLV will participate in the conference Building Connections: Preventing Violent Extremism in Canada from March 19 to 23, 2018, at Concordia University.
  • 21 February 2018
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Activities of the Centre to come

We invite you to consult the February CPRLV Agenda to register for activities to come. More information If you have any questions, please write at info@info-radical.org