Homegrown terrorism

Endgames: Improving Our Understanding of Homegrown Terrorism

Year: 2015
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Abstract: This article examines how the phenomenon of homegrown terrorism has evolved over the past decade. It argues that there have been significant developments that impact how we conceptualize and – …

The radicalization puzzle: a theoretical synthesis of empirical approaches to homegrown extremism

Year: 2015
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Abstract: Why and how do individuals residing in relatively peaceful and affluent Western societies come to embrace extremist ideologies that emanate from distant places? We summarize the most recent empirical – …

Toward a Behavioral Model of “Homegrown” Radicalization Trajectories

Year: 2016
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Abstract: This research note presents a dynamic risk assessment model of homegrown terrorists. The model was tested in a study of convicted “homegrown” American terrorism offenders inspired by Al Qaeda’s – …

The radicalization of homegrown jihadists: A review of theoretical models and social-psychological evidence

Year: 2011
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Abstract: This article attempts to consolidate theorizing about the radicalization of Western homegrown jihadists. Five major models of radicalization are reviewed. The commonalities and discrepancies among these models are identified – …

TSAS WP16-01: Policies and Responsibilities for Governing Violent Extremism at Ontario Universities

Author(s): Ford--Katie
Publisher: TSAS
Year: 2016
Description:

This research looks at the governance of violent extremism on Ontario university campuses. Specifically, it explores: 1) how Ontario universities are governed; 2) how student organizations (such as clubs) and – …

Uneasy Alliances: A Look at the Right Wing Extremist Movement in Canada

Geography: Canada
Year: 2016
Description:

Despite the Canadian Security Intelligence Service’s recent concern with the growing threat from right-wing extremists nationwide, we have little contemporary scholarship on the far right movement in Canada and fewer – …

Implementing Montreal’s Centre for the prevention of radicalization leading to violence: Insights from the 2015 TSAS Summer Academy

Author(s): Berube– Maxime
Year: 2015

Trying to Make Sense of Homegrown Terrorist Radicalization: The Case of the Toronto 18

Author(s): Dawson– Lorne
Geography: Canada, North America
Year: 2014

TSAS WP15-02: Terrorist Babble and the Limits of the Law: Assessing a Prospective Canadian Terrorism Glorification Offence

Publisher: TSAS
Year: 2015
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Since 2007, the Canadian government has repeatedly expressed interest in a terrorism “glorification” offence, responding to internet materials regarded by officials as terrorist propaganda and as promoting “radicalization”. In the – …

TSAS WP14-12: Perceptions of Muslim Faith, Ethno-Cultural Community-based and Student Organizations in Countering Domestic Terrorism in Canada

Geography: Canada
Year: 2014
Description:

What are the perceptions of Muslim community based organizations and university student organization leaders on domestic terrorism and counter-terrorism in Canada and what are their suggestions to prevent radicalization and – …

Religious Radicalization and Securitization in Canada and Beyond

Geography: Canada, North America
Year: 2014
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In Religious Radicalization and Securitization in Canada and Beyond, Paul Bramadat and Lorne Dawson bring together contributors from a wide range of academic disciplines to examine the challenges created by – …

TSAS WP14-06: (Mis)Understanding Muslim Converts in Canada: A Critical Discussion of Muslim Converts in the Contexts of Security and Society

Publisher: TSAS
Year: 2014
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This research seeks to understand the causes and processes of Islamic conversion in Canada through this initial study of Islamic conversion in Ontario. It attempts to contextualize Islamic conversion within – …

Home-Grown Islamist Radicalization in Canada: Using Survey Evidence to Model the Structure of Radical Attitudes

Year: 2012
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We designed a survey instrument to measure attitudes to issues widely believed to be relevant to radicalization and deployed it among Muslim communities in Ottawa. The results are remarkably inconsistent – …

TSAS WP14-03: Right-wing Extremism in Canada

Publisher: TSAS
Year: 2014
Description:

What factors may promote violent right-wing extremism in Canada, and how is it connected to similar movements in the US and Europe? What impacts might this violence have on radicalization – …

A Public Health Approach to Understanding and Preventing Violent Radicalization

Publisher: BioMed Central
Year: 2012
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Very recent acts of terrorism in the UK were perpetrated by ‘homegrown’, well educated young people, rather than by foreign Islamist groups; consequently, a process of violent radicalization was proposed – …

From Rehabilitation to Recruitment: Stopping the Spread of Terrorist Doctrines within our Prisons Before it Becomes a National Security Problem

Author(s): Wilner-- Alex
Geography: Canada, North America
Year: 2010
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This paper does not take an alarmist view of the situation within Canada. But it does sound an alarm. We have only just begun incarcerating Canadian terrorists in significant numbers – …

Countering Radicalization of Diaspora Communities in Canada

Geography: Canada, North America
Year: 2011
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This study provides an initial assessment of the state of radicalization amongst immigrant groups active within Canada’s largest metropolitan areas. The authors conducted an extensive literature review and examined over – …

Terror Threat: International and Homegrown Terrorists and Their Threat to Canada

Publisher: Dundurn
Geography: Canada, North America
Year: 2007

2013 Public Report on the Terrorist Threat to Canada

Geography: Canada, North America
Year: 2013
Description:

The 2013 Public Report on the Terrorist Threat to Canada updates Canadians on how the terrorist threat has changed in the last year. (Source: Publication).