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Terrorist Decision-Making: A Leader-Centric Approach

Terrorist Decision-Making: A Leader-Centric Approach

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Alex Mintz, Tyson Chatagnier, Yair Samban
December 09, 2019

This book analyzes a series of decisions by leaders of three major terrorist organizations and identifies a unique "Decision DNA" for each of them. The authors use the Applied Decision Analysis methodology to examine organizational and operational decisions made by the leaders of three major groups...

Victims and Perpetrators of Terrorism: Exploring Identities, Roles and Narratives

Victims and Perpetrators of Terrorism: Exploring Identities, Roles and Narratives

1st Edition

Orla Lynch, Javier Argomaniz
May 21, 2019

This volume examines how both victims and perpetrators of terrorism are relevant to our understanding of political violence. While the perpetrators of political violence have been the subject of significant academic research, victims of terrorism and political violence have rarely featured in this...

Reintegrating Jihadist Extremist Detainees: Helping Extremist Offenders Back into Society

Reintegrating Jihadist Extremist Detainees: Helping Extremist Offenders Back into Society

1st Edition

Daan Weggemans, Beatrice de Graaf
January 11, 2019

This book seeks to understand the processes of reintegration of former Jihadist detainees, as well as the role that the police and other frontline professionals play in this process. Over the past few decades the number of people who have been detained under the suspicion of terrorist activities...

Jihadism, Foreign Fighters and Radicalization in the EU: Legal, Functional and Psychosocial Responses

Jihadism, Foreign Fighters and Radicalization in the EU: Legal, Functional and Psychosocial Responses

1st Edition

Inmaculada Marrero Rocha, Humberto M. Trujillo Mendoza
December 03, 2018

Jihadism, Foreign Fighters and Radicalization in the EU addresses the organizational and strategic changes in terrorism in Europe as a result of urban jihadism and the influx of foreign fighters of European nationality or residence. Examining the different types of responses to the treatment of...

Understanding Boko Haram: Terrorism and Insurgency in Africa

Understanding Boko Haram: Terrorism and Insurgency in Africa

1st Edition

James J. Hentz, Hussein Solomon
October 18, 2018

The primary objective of this book is to understand the nature of the Boko Haram insurgency in northeast Nigeria. Boko Haram’s goal of an Islamic Caliphate, starting in the Borno State in the North East that will eventually cover the areas of the former Kanem-Borno Empire, is a rejection of the...

Deterring Terrorism: A Model for Strategic Deterrence

Deterring Terrorism: A Model for Strategic Deterrence

1st Edition

Elli Lieberman
July 12, 2018

This book examines the question of how to deter a non-state terrorist actor. Can terrorism be deterred? This book argues that current research is unable to find strong cases of deterrence success, because it uses a flawed research design which does not capture the longitudinal dynamics of the...

Understanding Deradicalization: Methods, Tools and Programs for Countering Violent Extremism

Understanding Deradicalization: Methods, Tools and Programs for Countering Violent Extremism

1st Edition

Daniel Koehler
December 22, 2017

This book provides a comprehensive guide to the different aspects of deradicalization theories, programs and methods. It analyzes the practical and theoretical aspects of deradicalization programs and the methods being employed to bring extremists and terrorist back to a non-violent life. The book...

Transnational Organized Crime and Jihadist Terrorism: Russian-Speaking Networks in Western Europe

Transnational Organized Crime and Jihadist Terrorism: Russian-Speaking Networks in Western Europe

1st Edition

Michael Fredholm
September 14, 2017

This book describes and analyzes the convergence of transnational organized crime and jihadist terrorism that has taken place within Russian-speaking social networks in Western Europe. Studies have shown that while under certain circumstances links between criminal organizations and terrorist...

Hamas, Popular Support and War in the Middle East: Insurgency in the Holy Land

Hamas, Popular Support and War in the Middle East: Insurgency in the Holy Land

1st Edition

Richard Davis
June 16, 2017

This book offers a new understanding of the nature of power-seeking insurgent groups by empirically examining the use of violence by Hamas in the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict. Though Hamas has learned to ride the tides of popular support, it remains suspended between its quest to achieve the values...

Understanding Lone Actor Terrorism: Past Experience, Future Outlook, and Response Strategies

Understanding Lone Actor Terrorism: Past Experience, Future Outlook, and Response Strategies

1st Edition

Michael Fredholm
June 16, 2017

This volume examines the lone actor terrorist phenomenon, including the larger societal trends which may or may not have led to their acts of terrorism. With lone actor terrorism becoming an increasingly common threat, the contributors to this volume aim to answer the following questions: What...

Assessing the War on Terror: Western and Middle Eastern Perspectives

Assessing the War on Terror: Western and Middle Eastern Perspectives

1st Edition

Charles Webel, Mark Tomass
February 23, 2017

This volume is a collection of articles that critically examine the efficacy, ethics, and impact of the War on Terror as it has evolved since 9/11. During the decade and a half of the Global War on Terror (GWOT), numerous books have considered the political, psychosocial, and economic impacts of...

Social Networks, Terrorism and Counter-terrorism: Radical and Connected

Social Networks, Terrorism and Counter-terrorism: Radical and Connected

1st Edition

Martin Bouchard
January 31, 2017

This book examines two key themes in terrorism studies, the radicalization process and counter-terrorism policies, through the lens of social networks. The book aims to show that networks should be at the forefront not only when analysing terrorists, but also when assessing the responses to their...

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