An overview is given on what is meant by violent extremism, and links are provided to reading materials which examine what violent extremism is, how people become violent extremists, why they do so, where violent extremism takes place (and how it affects the West and Asia/Africa very differently), and what can be done about it.
Glazzard, A.; Zeuthen, M. Violent extremism. GSDRC Professional Development Reading Pack no. 34. Governance and Social Development Resource Centre, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK (2016) 5 pp.