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The Dynamics of RadicalizationA Relational and Comparative Perspective$
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Eitan Y. Alimi, Lorenzo Bosi, and Chares Demetriou

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780199937707

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199937707.001.0001

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Processes of Radicalization: Dissimilarities in Similarities

Processes of Radicalization: Dissimilarities in Similarities

(p.172) Chapter 6 Processes of Radicalization: Dissimilarities in Similarities
The Dynamics of Radicalization

Eitan Y. Alimi

Chares Demetriou

Lorenzo Bosi

Oxford University Press

The chapter engages in a systematic comparison of the three episodes of radicalization featured centrally in the book, that of the Red Brigades, EOKA, and al-Qaeda. While earlier chapters analyzed these episodes and showed that commonalities run through them by way of the same set of relational mechanisms, this chapter treats these mechanisms as entry points for the analysis of dissimilarity. Four aspects of dissimilarity are analyzed: (1) particularities of radicalization—differences in the underlying sub-mechanisms that variously constitute the relational mechanisms, (2) modalities of radicalization—differences in the relative weight of each relational mechanism in a given episode, (3) varieties of radicalization—differences in the particular sequence of how mechanisms combine in driving radicalization forward, and (4) degrees of radicalization—differences in the severity and lethality of political violence employed. The generalizability of these dissimilarities is assessed by drawing parallels with other episodes of radicalization, including the Weather Underground, the Insurrectional Anarchists, and the Provisional IRA.

Keywords:   particularity of radicalization, modality of radicalization, variety of radicalization, degree of radicalization, Weather Underground, Provisional IRA, International Anarchists

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