You may have heard the word radicalization, but what does it exactly mean? Is it dangerous? Should you be worried? Is it something only professionals deal with or is it something that is actually more tangible and closer to home?
Radicalization is a complex and multifaceted phenomenon that has received significant attention in recent years due to its potential to lead to violent extremism and terrorism. Understanding the process of radicalization and the factors contributing to it is crucial for developing effective strategies for preventing radicalization and addressing the threat of terrorism.
In this introductory course, we will explore the various theories and frameworks that have been developed to understand the process of radicalization, and we will examine the social, economic, and political factors that may contribute to radicalization. We will also discuss the role of media, technology, and ideology in the process of radicalization, and we will consider the various strategies and approaches that have been developed to counter radicalization and address the threat of terrorism.
Throughout the course, we will draw on a range of case studies and examples from around the world to illustrate the complexities and nuances of radicalization, and we will engage with various perspectives and approaches to understanding and addressing this global challenge.
And we will also introduce you to a skill that is called critical thinking.
At the end of this introductory course, you will have a better understanding of the process of radicalization and what it entails.