Essays about: "Religious extremism"

Found 5 essays containing the words Religious extremism.

  1. 1. Dealing with radicalization: A comparative study of the current initiatives to counter radicalization among young people in Sweden and Germany and the challenges which need to be met

    University essay from Malmö universitet/Kultur och samhälle

    Author : Maria Tzouvara; [2019]
    Keywords : radicalization; violent extremism; online hate; deradicalization; counter-radicalization; Islamophobia; social cohesion;

    Abstract : Radicalization, especially when it leads to extremism and political violence, has been on the rise in recent years on global scale and policy makers have tried to tackle the phenomenon, which poses a great risk to our societies. Especially young people, who are among the most vulnerable parts of society, are prone to radical beliefs that might come from the use of social media and/or by their exposure to socio-economic inequalities or religious fundamentalism. READ MORE

  2. 2. Reconstructing Radicalisation – A Risk Analysis Perspective of Radical Attitudes in a Swedish Muslim Sample

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Institutionen för psykologi

    Author : Zach Loughery; [2018]
    Keywords : Radicalisation; terrorism; radical attitudes; extremism; Islamic radicalisation; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : Radicalisation is an extremely popular topic in the terrorism discourse, yet it has seen extensive criticism for being a blurry concept. The present study evaluates the conceptual strength of radicalisation and reconstructs it with a focus on the empirical study of radicalisation from a risk perspective. READ MORE

  3. 3. Preventing Radicalization in Prisons: A comparative analysis of the Danish and Swedish Prison and Probation Service's counter-radicalization strategies within prisons

    University essay from Malmö högskola/Hälsa och samhälle

    Author : Sara Christiansen; [2017]
    Keywords : deradicalization; life-course and developmental criminology; militant islamism; prison; radicalization; rehabilitation; violence; violent extremism;

    Abstract : It is important to direct resources to effective evidence- and value-based counter-radicalization strategies, especially within prisons. With the increasing threat of violence and terror from various violent extremist groups, such as Daesh, the focus on prisons should be intensified. READ MORE

  4. 4. On the Morality of The Religious Freedom Restoration Act : Ethics in a Failing Democracy

    University essay from Linköpings universitet/Institutionen för kultur och kommunikation

    Author : Troy Elliott; [2016]
    Keywords : Ethics; Philosophy; political science; social sciences;

    Abstract : The Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act and its subsequent backlash serve as a case-study to raise ethical concerns both about the characterization of contemporary western liberal democracy as a political theory and a prevailing religious extremism acting as a legislative power within governments; Developing and reflecting on these issues this study will attempt to show a need to evaluate the moral principles attributed to modern political systems and the governmental delineation of power over individuals within a society. Applying Rawlsian concepts, this study will show that laws such as the RFRA are representative of weak and superficial democracies that in most cases are actually centres of power, funded by corporations and organisations in direct conflict with liberal principles. READ MORE

  5. 5. The Army of God : An examination of religiously motivated violence from a psychology of religion perspective.

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Religionspsykologi

    Author : Sacharias Wirén; [2016]
    Keywords : Religiously motivated violence; social identity; sacred values; meaning-system; anti-abortion; religious fundamentalism; selective moral disengagement; staircase to terrorism;

    Abstract : The purpose of this qualitative study was to examine psychological processes that can contribute to religiously motivated violence from a psychology of religion perspective in relation to the collective meaning-system of the Christian militant anti-abortion movement the Army of God. The study applied a single-case design and the data was collected through semi-structured interviews with 3 prominent figures within Army of God, as well as through 43 qualitative documents and 4 autobiographical books. READ MORE