Toward a Holistic Model of Violent Radicalisation in the UK
Submission to the Parliamentary Committee on Communities and Local Government
The Government’s understanding of extremism inadequately analyses the core social factors behind violent radicalization, seeing these factors as separate and contingent, rather than as mutually interdependent dynamics of a single failed social system that has 1) marginalized the majority of Muslims from British civil society; and 2) thereby facilitated the capacity of Islamist extremists to mobilize on British soil. This has meant that the Government’s capacity-building programmes have insufficiently addressed key structural problems at the root of radicalization processes.
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