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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.
  • 18 April 2019
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Presentation offered in Montreal

The CPRLV offered a presentation on the prevention of radicalization leading to violence to students doing a Specialized Education Program at the Cégep du Vieux-Montréal. If you would like to receive a CPRLV training session in your workplace or if you would like to receive additional information, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@info-radical.org or by […]
  • 18 April 2019
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Colloquium at the Collège de Rosemont

The CPRLV attended the Colloquium “Prévenir et évaluer l’impact des actions en milieu d’enseignement” organized at Collège de Rosemont. Several intercultural initiatives as well as initiatives to prevent radicalization leading to violence were presented. The theme of the evaluation of these actions was also the subject of several presentations.
  • 16 April 2019
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Training offered in Montreal

The CPRLV offered a training session at the Cégep du Vieux-Montréal to students doing a Specialized Education Program, as part of the course “Interactions avec des clientèles de communautés culturelles”. If you would like to receive a CPRLV training session in your workplace or if you would like to receive additional information, please do not hesitate […]