“Preventing Violent Extremism in France: from a society of vigilance to a society of suspicion?”, Moussa Bourekba (CIDOB, Spain)

The French government has called for a general detection of “early signs” of radicalization. But what does it mean exactly and how the listing of these considered “early signs” can avoid generating a climate of generalized suspicion? In the field of preventing violent extremism (PVE) policies, the use of such indicators is not only questionable in theory but dangerous in practice.

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