The Dynamics of Radicalization: A Relational and Comparative Perspective

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CHAPTER 2
Theorizing and Comparing
Radicalization: A Relational Framework

Thinking about radicalization as a process that develops out of multiple, complex webs of relational dynamics during contentious politics across time and space alludes to certain general theoretical approach, methodological logic, and comparative orientation. Accordingly, this chapter begins with a short discussion of the Relational Perspective, the general theoretical approach that underpins our theory. It then elaborates on our mechanism-based research strategy for tracing and comparing processes, a research strategy connected to relationalism. Following this epistemological and methodological buildup, the third part of the chapter presents our relational approach to explaining processes of radicalization in particular. In this part, we develop the main concepts and propositions of our theory, and present a model for a comparative analysis of radicalization; the model, as it will be seen, allows us to demonstrate the utility of our theory for tracing both similarities and dissimilarities across episodes of contention.


THE RELATIONAL PERSPECTIVE

The relational perspective has gained wide acceptance in recent decades. Developing first in sociology, it has gradually spilled over to other social science disciplines, such as political science and communication studies, as well as sub-disciplines, such as conflict studies and political communication. With different emphases, the focus on the inextricable link between social ties and culture has been the thrust of the relational approach

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