Weaponized Words

Weaponized Words

The Strategic Role of Persuasion in Violent Radicalization and Counter-Radicalization

Cambridge University Press






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Introduction; Part I. The Battlefield: Foundations of Persuasion, Radicalization, Violent Radicalization and Counter-Radicalization: 1. Words are loaded pistols: radicalization and persuasion; 2. The riddle of the Sphinx: lessons from past and current counter-radicalization efforts; Part II. The Weapons: Theories of Persuasion and their Application to Radicalization and Counter-Radicalization Processes: 3. Extremist narratives and counter-narratives; 4. Vaccinating against the enemy: attitudinal inoculation, radicalization, and counter-radicalization; 5. The reasoned action of radicalization and counter-radicalization; 6. Terrorism is theater: emotion in extremist propaganda and counter-propaganda; Part III. The War: Future Challenges and Ways Forward in the Battle over Strategic Influence: 7. The coming persuasion wars: three future challenges in radicalization and counter-radicalization; 8. Fighting back: three future directions for persuasion-based approaches to counter-radicalization.