21 minutes | Jun 24, 2021

48- How Can We Explain Support for Terrorism?

What makes people support terrorism or violent extremism? Is there any way to know what factors contribute? As terrorism has increasingly become a global concern, research has focused on who becomes a terrorist, and who supports terrorism, with many valuable conclusions coming out of that research. But until now no one has looked at whether these findings hold on a global scale.

In a new report for the United Nations Development Programme, Tora Sagård investigated just that, and in this episode she discusses her thoughts on the results.

Read the report here: https://www1.undp.org/content/oslo-governance-centre/en/home/library/when-is-conventional-wisdom-wise--testing-the-assumptions-behind.html 

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