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Local Leaders Key to Preventing Violent Extremism among Youth

Article by Drew Mikhael and Julie Norman

This article is part of a series published by LCPS with the support of the Embassy of Switzerland on Preventing Violent Extremism in Lebanon. In this piece, Dr. Drew Mikhael and Dr. Julie Norman discuss the importance of local-level initiatives in stemming the propagation of and manifestations of violent extremism.

The international community has spent significant monetary, intellectual, and political capital trying to counter and prevent violent extremism (PVE) due in large part to the rise of the Islamic State and militant attacks carried out in Europe.

These efforts’ focus on addressing marginalization have come at the expense of more emphasis being placed on the role of local leaders in preventing youth from engaging in violent extremism. The role of individuals and organizations delivering PVE programming has been under-researched, in particular, understanding how management and interpersonal skills contribute to the prevention of radicalization, especially youth radicalization.

Based on fieldwork with local civil society leaders in Tripoli and Beirut who take part in “on-the-ground” community work, we found that, while not always PVE specific, such work is often more effective than traditional PVE approaches—for instance, instituting initiatives focused on stemming marginalization and providing support for law enforcement—in providing young people with viable alternatives to engaging in violence... more


 
 
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