Neuroscience Insights on Radicalization and Mobilization to Violence: A Review
NSI, Inc. Boston United States
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Radicalization is a complex phenomenon informed by various disciplines. The social sciences have provided planners and operators with an understanding of the who, what, and more recently the how of radicalization. The neuroscience community is working to expand the understanding of why. It is essential that planners and operators, who are often on the front line of counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency campaigns, have a deeper understanding of the why and how radicalization occurs. With a better understanding of the why aspect of radicalization, planners, operators, and social scientists can move beyond purely correlative work. This report offers insights from these various fields in an easily accessible format for the operational and planning communities.
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