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Early Warning and Response for Preventing Radicalization and Violent Extremism

Early Warning and Response for Preventing Radicalization and Violent Extremism Peace Review: A Journal of Social Justice, 29:135–143 Copyright C Taylor & Francis Group, LLC ISSN 1040-2659 print; 1469-9982 online DOI: 10.1080/10402659.2017.1308185 Early Warning and Response for Preventing Radicalization and Violent Extremism DB Subedi Addressing radicalization and recruitment of youth in violent extremism (VE) has become a principal aim of the policy and programs of what is known as countering violent extremism (CVE). Yet, much of the CVE programs have taken a curative approach with a main focus on addressing consequences of radicalization and extremism once extremist violence is erupted. A preventive approach, which could be cost effective and function as a “threat minimizer,” has received less attention by academics and practitioners alike. By under- standing the process of radicalization and recruitment of youth into violent extremism as an evolutionary process, preventive mechanisms could be devel- oped and implemented such as community-based early warning and early response systems by engaging local people who bear the brunt of radical- ization and extremism in the first place. Because armed conflict and VE share common impetuses of violence such as inequality, socioeconomic exclusion, unemployment, poverty, and lack of security, armed conflicts and VE are increasingly overlapped and at times interconnected. While the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Peace Review Taylor & Francis

Early Warning and Response for Preventing Radicalization and Violent Extremism

Peace Review , Volume 29 (2): 9 – Apr 3, 2017

Early Warning and Response for Preventing Radicalization and Violent Extremism

Peace Review , Volume 29 (2): 9 – Apr 3, 2017

Abstract

Peace Review: A Journal of Social Justice, 29:135–143 Copyright C Taylor & Francis Group, LLC ISSN 1040-2659 print; 1469-9982 online DOI: 10.1080/10402659.2017.1308185 Early Warning and Response for Preventing Radicalization and Violent Extremism DB Subedi Addressing radicalization and recruitment of youth in violent extremism (VE) has become a principal aim of the policy and programs of what is known as countering violent extremism (CVE). Yet, much of the CVE programs have taken a curative approach with a main focus on addressing consequences of radicalization and extremism once extremist violence is erupted. A preventive approach, which could be cost effective and function as a “threat minimizer,” has received less attention by academics and practitioners alike. By under- standing the process of radicalization and recruitment of youth into violent extremism as an evolutionary process, preventive mechanisms could be devel- oped and implemented such as community-based early warning and early response systems by engaging local people who bear the brunt of radical- ization and extremism in the first place. Because armed conflict and VE share common impetuses of violence such as inequality, socioeconomic exclusion, unemployment, poverty, and lack of security, armed conflicts and VE are increasingly overlapped and at times interconnected. While the

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Taylor & Francis
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Copyright © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC
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1469-9982
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1040-2659
DOI
10.1080/10402659.2017.1308185
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Abstract

Peace Review: A Journal of Social Justice, 29:135–143 Copyright C Taylor & Francis Group, LLC ISSN 1040-2659 print; 1469-9982 online DOI: 10.1080/10402659.2017.1308185 Early Warning and Response for Preventing Radicalization and Violent Extremism DB Subedi Addressing radicalization and recruitment of youth in violent extremism (VE) has become a principal aim of the policy and programs of what is known as countering violent extremism (CVE). Yet, much of the CVE programs have taken a curative approach with a main focus on addressing consequences of radicalization and extremism once extremist violence is erupted. A preventive approach, which could be cost effective and function as a “threat minimizer,” has received less attention by academics and practitioners alike. By under- standing the process of radicalization and recruitment of youth into violent extremism as an evolutionary process, preventive mechanisms could be devel- oped and implemented such as community-based early warning and early response systems by engaging local people who bear the brunt of radical- ization and extremism in the first place. Because armed conflict and VE share common impetuses of violence such as inequality, socioeconomic exclusion, unemployment, poverty, and lack of security, armed conflicts and VE are increasingly overlapped and at times interconnected. While the

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Published: Apr 3, 2017

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