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Extremism is the opposite of centrism.

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Extremism is "the quality or state of being extreme" or "the advocacy of extreme measures or views".[1]

The term is primarily used in a political or religious sense, to refer to an ideology that is considered (by the speaker or by some implied shared social consensus) to be far outside the mainstream attitudes of society.[2] It can also be used in an economic context. The term is usually meant to be pejorative. However, it may also be used in a more academic, purely descriptive, non-condemning sense.

Extremists views are typically contrasted with those of moderates, for example in Western countries, in contemporary discourse on Islam or on Islamic political movements, the distinction between extremist and moderate Muslims is commonly stressed.[3]

Political agendas perceived as extremist often include those from the far-left politics or far-right politics as well as radicalism, reactionism, fundamentalism and fanaticism.

In voting system theory, the Condorcet Loser Criterion is relevant.

  1. "Definition of extremism". Merriam-Webster Dictionary. Retrieved 4 December 2015.
  2. "Extremism – definition of". The Free Dictionary. Retrieved 4 December 2015.
  3. Mogahed, Dalia (2006). "The Battle for Hearts and Minds: Moderate vs. Extremist Views in the Muslim World" (PDF). WikiLeaks. p. 2.