Risk Factors for Religious Radicalism and Violent Religious Extremism – The Case of the Republic of North Macedonia

Ilijevski, Ice and Stanojoska, Angelina and Babanoski, Kire (2022) Risk Factors for Religious Radicalism and Violent Religious Extremism – The Case of the Republic of North Macedonia. In: Balkan Ambitions and Polish Inspirations: Experiences, Problems and Challenges. Centre for Europe, University of Warsaw.

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This paper addresses the problem that societies have with identifying the risk
factors for religious radicalisation that lead to violent, religious extremism
and terrorism and their incorporation into national strategies to combat
extremism and terrorism. For a closer study of the problem, the etiology of
violent extremism and radicalisation as a process will be considered. The
authors used desk literature and report-analysis methods, with a special
focus on European Union reports, the National Strategy for suppression of
violent extremism, and reports from Macedonian authorities.
The most common factors at a central level in North Macedonia are those
located between attacking religious groups and views as push factors, and
the lack of cooperation and trust between ethnic communities as a pull
factor. At a local level, those factors include religious marginalisation and
pressure by religious leaders as push factors, and unemployment, distrust
between local authorities, policies, and local people as pull factors.
The paper provides an organisational overview of the most common push
and pull factors that could lead to violent extremism using European and national documents. It could help with more in-depth, complex research
of this phenomenon’s etiology in the future.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Social Sciences > Law
Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Social Sciences > Other social sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Law
Depositing User: Prof. d-r. Angelina Stanojoska
Date Deposited: 10 Jun 2024 08:09
Last Modified: 10 Jun 2024 08:09
URI: https://eprints.uklo.edu.mk/id/eprint/10008

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