The Community Factors That Drive Extremism And How To Counter Them

In episode 4 of our video series with CARR on radical right extremism, we speak to Dr. Mario Peucker about community-driven extremism and how to combat it.

This is Episode 4 in a 6 part video series analyzing radical right extremists. Here’s episode 1, episode 2, and episode 3.

Rantt Media has been partnered with the Centre For Analysis of the Radical Right (CARR) for about 3 years now. We’ve published over 150 articles from CARR’s network of PhDs, historians, professors, and experts analyzing extremism and combating disinformation. Now, we’re doing a 6 part video series analyzing radical right extremism and discussing how we can tackle this growing threat.

We saw the culmination of the threat of radical right extremism at the January 6 insurrection and in an increasing number of terrorist attacks over the past several years. We take this threat seriously at Rantt and think it’s important for media organizations to feature extremism experts and researchers in their coverage.

In this episode, we have Dr. Mario Peucker, a Senior Research Fellow at Victoria University and fellow at CARR. We discussed Victoria University’s study on community-driven extremism, the radical right in Australia, and the community factors that contribute to extremism. You’ll find time-stamps of what we discussed below:

Intro – 0:07
Mario’s background and work – 0:45
The Australian radical right – 4:10
Victoria University’s community-driven extremism study – 7:00
Community factors that drive extremism – 9:15
How communities combat extremism – 13:58
The socioeconomic and cultural changes that influence extremism – 16:43
The right-wing disinformation scapegoating white fear and how to mobilize communities against it- 23:30
The difference between Islamic and right-wing extremism – 31:00
The different levels of right-wing extremism – 35:35
How to combat this community-driven extremism – 39:30

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Interview // CARR / Counter-Extremism / Extremism / Radical Right / White Supremacy