Friction: How Radicalization Happens to Them and Us

Friction: How Radicalization Happens to Them and Us

by Clark McCauley, Sophia Moskalenko
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199747431

ISBN-13: 9780199747436

Pub. Date: 03/02/2011

Publisher: Oxford University Press

This accessible book identifies twelve mechanisms of political radicalization that can move individuals, groups, and the masses to increased sympathy and support for political violence. Terrorism is an extreme form of radicalization, and the book describes pathways to terrorism to demonstrate the twelve mechanisms at work.

Written by two psychologists who are

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Overview

This accessible book identifies twelve mechanisms of political radicalization that can move individuals, groups, and the masses to increased sympathy and support for political violence. Terrorism is an extreme form of radicalization, and the book describes pathways to terrorism to demonstrate the twelve mechanisms at work.

Written by two psychologists who are acknowledged radicalization experts and consultants to the Department of Homeland Security, Friction draws heavily on case histories. The case material is wide-ranging - drawn from Russia in the late 1800s, the US in the 1970s, and the radical Islam encouraged by the fall of the Soviet Union in the 1990s. Taken together, the twelve mechanisms show how unexceptional people are moved to exceptional violence in the conflict between states and non-state challengers. Captivating, and with psychological overtones, this timely book covers one of the most pressing issues of our time.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199747436
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
03/02/2011
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
248
Sales rank:
275,838
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter One: Introduction

Section 1
Mechanisms of Individual Radicalization

Chapter Two: Personal Grievance
Chapter Three: Group Grievance
Chapter Four: Slippery Slope
Chapter Five: Love
Chapter Six: Risk and Status
Chapter Seven: Unfreezing

Section 2
Mechanisms of Group Radicalization

Chapter Eight: Group Polarization
Chapter Nine: Group Competition
Chapter Ten: Group Isolation

Section 3
Mechanisms of Mass Radicalization

Chapter Eleven: Jujitsu
Chapter Twelve: Hate
Chapter Thirteen: Martyrdom

Section 4
Wrapping Up

Chapter Fourteen: Osama bin Laden
Chapter Fifteen: Them and Us

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