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P/CVE Journals: Update of Our List

We hereby present a fresh version of our repository of P/CVE journals.

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Corona-Age Webinars on Counter-Terrorism

With Covid-19 and social distancing that comes along with it, countless webinars have been developed and broadcast. In multiple areas: politics, the economy, natural science, technology, etc. This also goes…

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Call It Verbal Terrorism: Extremism Begins With Hate

Many research studies on preventing and countering terrorism focus on Countering Violent Extremism (CVE). But terrorism begins with a seed of hate which is expressed, in multiple ways, by the…

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Characteristics of ‘Abstract Radicalization’ Online

Some differences between personal, groomer-led radicalization and abstract, impersonal radicalization online: Personal radicalization online // Abstract, impersonal radicalization online one-on-one communication <-> content browsing, choice, and reception temporal availability <->…

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‘Abstract Radicalization’ Online – Not Necessarily Groomer-Led

So-called groomers are not always responsible for terrorist radicalization. ‘Abstract Radicalization’ could well be the main driver in some cases of overt violent extremism, as it can be of underlying…

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Hate Speech Laws and Social Media Companies

The German government cabinet has passed a tougher stance against hate speech. What makes sense about the legal project, in Germany and elswhere, is to hold social media companies responsible…

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Speaking Out Against Terrorism

When a person is on his way to rehabilitate from manifest hate or violent extremism, it is often helpful to give him some time. One would not want to pour…

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Hiding Hate in Plain Sight: Extremists’ Obscured Branding

Extremists often employ subtle coding instead of being bold and blunt, be it via tentative allusions, fashion statements, or references to cultural items, such as music. This helps them avoid…

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Lessons Learned From Errors in P/CVE

In the scientific and practical sphere of preventing and countering violent extremism (P/CVE), we should have more courage to acknowledge errors. P/CVE is a relatively new field. As in other…

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Lone Wolves Exist After All

Over the past years, we have seen a shift from the position that so-called Lone Wolves – extremists having radicalized without much interactive or physical contact to human incubators –…

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