Research Update: Using Recreation to Curb Extremism
Jamieson, Lynn M., Ross, Craig M., Parks & Recreation
Sports and recreation have been proven to be effective means of addressing peace building in the Middle East.
If young people-particularly young men-are uprooted, intolerant, jobless, and have few opportunities for positive engagement, they represent a ready pool of recruits for ethnic, religious, political extremists seeking to mobilize violence." (USAID, 2005)
In the wake of Sept. 11, there is increased interest on the part of the U.S. State Department to help stabilize societies and develop programs designed to help citizens become more aware of a sector of the world that is little understood-the Islamic nations of the Middle East. This interest has yielded many forms …
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Publication information: Article title: Research Update: Using Recreation to Curb Extremism. Contributors: Jamieson, Lynn M. - Author, Ross, Craig M. - Author. Magazine title: Parks & Recreation. Volume: 42. Issue: 2 Publication date: February 2007. Page number: 26+. © 2009 National Recreation and Park Association. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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