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Education and violent extremism: Insights from complexity theory

Davies, L; (2019) Education and violent extremism: Insights from complexity theory. Education and Conflict Review , 2 pp. 76-80. Green open access

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We are beginning to get some understanding of what works and what does not work in educational initiatives in preventing violent extremism across a range of countries. Complexity and chaos theory provide the insights which explain such findings: non-linear change, resisting simple cause-and-effect, seeing turbulence and conflict as normal, increasing connectivity across diverse agents, and providing structures of rules, rights and enabling constraints.

Type: Article
Title: Education and violent extremism: Insights from complexity theory
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/ioe/departments-and-centres/...
Language: English
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Keywords: Extremism, Complexity, Violence, Rights
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10081591
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