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Title: Strategic communication and violent extremism : the importance of state action
Authors: Cheong, Damien Dominic
Keywords: Social sciences::Military and naval science
Issue Date: 2018
Source: Cheong, D. D. (2018). Strategic communication and violent extremism : the importance of state action. Journal of Asian Security and International Affairs, 5(2), 129-148. doi:10.1177/2347797018783115
Journal: Journal of Asian Security and International Affairs
Abstract: State action is an important form of strategic communication and therefore significant to countering violent extremism (CVE) initiatives on and offline. While non-state actors often use state action (and sometimes inaction) as a motivation to incite and legitimize violence against the state as well as its citizens, generating such negative sentiment does not always require instigation. This is especially so when the action(s) of a state are extremely controversial. As many violent extremists (including lone actors) have been radicalized as a result of state action (or in action), it is necessary for the state to not only carry out positive actions but also have them widely publicized. This is envisaged to counter adverse narratives and address tangible issues that push individuals towards violent extremism.
ISSN: 2347-7970
DOI: 10.1177/2347797018783115
Schools: S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies 
Organisations: National Security Studies Programme
Rights: © 2018 SAGE Publications India Private Limited. All rights reserved.
Fulltext Permission: none
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