04.11.2020

What is Reciprocal Radicalisation?

Reciprocal radicalisation, cumulative extremism, tit for tat extremism: these recent terms all relate to a symbiotic political relationship whereby the extremism of one group fuels the narrative of the other. 

To date, much scholarship has focused on the relationship between radical-right and Islamist extremists, despite little empirical evidence for the actions of right-wing extremists directly inspiring the actions of radical Islamists, except in anomalous cases. By contrast, it is absolutely the case that Islamist extremists have inspired radical-right racism and even political violence.

Read full article by James Hardy published by CARR

 

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