Social Science for Counterterrorism: Putting the Pieces Together

Overview

This monograph surveys and integrates scholarly social-science literature relevant to counterterrorism. It draws from numerous disciplines and then uses high-level conceptual models to pull the pieces together regarding root causes, individual radicalization, public support, and the ways in which terrorism fades. It identifies points of agreement and disagreement and discusses the consequences of different contexts and perspectives.

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Overview

This monograph surveys and integrates scholarly social-science literature relevant to counterterrorism. It draws from numerous disciplines and then uses high-level conceptual models to pull the pieces together regarding root causes, individual radicalization, public support, and the ways in which terrorism fades. It identifies points of agreement and disagreement and discusses the consequences of different contexts and perspectives.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780833047069
  • Publisher: Rand Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/15/2009
  • Pages: 540
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul K. Davis (Ph.D., M.I.T., Chemical Physics) is a Senior Scientist and Research Leader at RAND.
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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Introduction Paul K. Davis Davis, Paul K. Kim Cragin Cragin, Kim 1

Ch. 2 The Root Causes of Terrorism Darcy M. E. Noricks Noricks, Darcy M. E. 11

Ch. 3 Why and How Some People Become Terrorists Todd C. Helmus Helmus, Todd C. 71

Ch. 4 How Do Terrorists Generate and Maintain Support? Christopher Paul Paul, Christopher 113

Ch. 5 The Economics of Terrorism and Counterterrorism: What Matters and Is Rational-Choice Theory Helpful? Claude Berrebi Berrebi, Claude 151

Ch. 6 Organizational Decisionmaking by Terrorist Groups Brian A. Jackson Jackson, Brian A. 209

Ch. 7 How Does Terrorism End? Gaga Gvineria Gvineria, Gaga 257

Ch. 8 Disengagement and Deradicalization: Processes and Programs Darcy M. E. Noricks Noricks, Darcy M. E. 299

Ch. 9 Social-Science Foundations for Strategic Communications in the Global War on Terrorism Michael Egner Egner, Michael 323

Ch. 10 Cross-Cutting Observations and Some Implications for Policymakers Kim Cragin Cragin, Kim 367

Ch. 11 Representing Social-Science Knowledge Analytically Paul K. Davis Davis, Paul K. 401

Ch. 12 Conclusions Paul K. Davis Davis, Paul K. Kim Cragin Cragin, Kim 453

Appendix A About the Authors 455

Appendix B Analytic Measures for Counterterrorism and Counterinsurgency Benjamin Bahney Bahney, Benjamin 459

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