Homegrown terrorism and transformative learning: an interdisciplinary approach to understanding radicalization

  title={Homegrown terrorism and transformative learning: an interdisciplinary approach to understanding radicalization},
  author={Alex S. Wilner and C J Dubouloz},
  journal={Global Change, Peace \& Security},
  pages={33 - 51}
Since 2001, a preponderance of terrorist activity in Europe, North America, and Australia, has involved radicalized Westerners inspired by al Qaeda. Described as ‘homegrown terrorism’, perpetrators are citizens and residents born, raised, and educated within the countries they attack. While most scholars and policy-makers agree that radicalization plays a central role in persuading Westerners to embrace terrorism, little research properly investigates the internal and cognitive processes… 
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