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Recruitment and Radicalization among US Far-Right Terrorists


Recruitment and Radicalization among US Far-Right Terrorists

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Project Details

Abstract: 

This project will generate a systematic conditional analysis of recruitment and radicalization processes among right-wing extremists (RWEs) in order to determine whether differences exist in the recruitment and radicalization of RWEs who become fully operable as terrorists as opposed to the larger number of RWEs who fail to progress beyond planning a terror plot, adopt alternate trajectories encouraging criminal behavior less directly related to political motives, or avoid the use of violent tactics altogether. That is, rather than solely focusing on individuals who commit terrorism, this study will also examine “negative cases” that represent different levels of radicalization.

Timeframe

Project Period: 
July 2012 to December 2015