Mechanisms Leading to Terrorism

Mechanisms include:

  • Mass radicalization in conflict with an out-group – jujitsu politics.
  • Mass radicalization in conflict with an out-group – hate.
  • Mass radicalization in conflict with an out-group – martyrdom.
  • Group radicalization by like-minded groups.
  • Group radicalization under isolation and threat.
  • Group radicalization in competition for the same base of support.
  • Group radicalization in competition with state power – condensation.
  • Group radicalization by within-group competition – fissioning.
  • Individual radicalization by personal grievance.
  • Individual radicalization by political grievance.
  • Individual radicalization by self-persuasion in action – the slippery slope.
  • Individual radicalization by joining a radical group – the power of love.

References:

  • Radicalization: Relevant Psychological and Sociological Concepts. U.S. Army Asymmetric Warfare Group, September 2010.
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