Rational Extremism: The Political Economy of Radicalism

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Extremists are people whose ideas or tactics are viewed as outside the mainstream. Looked at this way, extremists are not necessarily twisted or evil. But they can be, especially when they are intolerant and violent. What makes extremists turn violent? This 2006 book assumes that extremists are rational: given their ends, they choose the best means to achieve them. The analysis explains why extremist leaders use the tactics they do, and why they are often insensitive to punishment and to loss of life. It also explains how ...

Rational Extremism: The Political Economy of Radicalism 2012, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9781107407220

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Rational Extremism: The Political Economy of Radicalism 2006, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, England

ISBN-13: 9780521859646

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