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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.
  • 8 July 2020
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Radicalization leading to violence, hate-motivated acts, and social distancing: How can we train prevention agents? The CPRLV’s upcoming webinars

In this period of social distancing, training workshops and programs present a particular challenge for actors and organizations involved in the prevention of radicalization leading to violence and hate-motivated acts. How can we address such sensitive and complex themes through virtual means? Is it possible to develop and maintain knowledge among different prevention actors? Is […]
  • 8 July 2020
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Webinar offered to the City of Strasbourg

The CPRLV offered a webinar on support and engagement as means to intervene and prevent radicalization leading to violence to the City and Eurometropolis of Strasbourg.For requests for online presentations and/or trainings, please write to info@info-radical.org.
  • 6 July 2020
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Webinar offered on conspiracy theories and hate speech

The CPRLV offered a webinar on “Resisting Hate Speech and Conspiracy Theories in the days of Coronavirus” for and in collaboration with the Centre de ressources pour la prévention des radicalités sociales (CRPRS), based in Lille, France. This was the last of a cycle of 4 webinars that began in early June.The participants that attended this webinar […]