Understanding and Influencing Public Support for Insurgency and Terrorism

Understanding and Influencing Public Support for Insurgency and Terrorism

by Paul K. Davis, Eric V. Larson, Zachary Haldeman, Mustafa Oguz
     
 

Using and testing a conceptual model that draws on social science and particularly social movement theory, this volume examines public support for al-Qa’ida’s transnational jihadist movement, the Taliban insurgency in Afghanistan, the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in Turkey, and the Maoist insurgency in Nepal. The authors discuss which factors were most… See more details below

Overview

Using and testing a conceptual model that draws on social science and particularly social movement theory, this volume examines public support for al-Qa’ida’s transnational jihadist movement, the Taliban insurgency in Afghanistan, the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in Turkey, and the Maoist insurgency in Nepal. The authors discuss which factors were most salient across cases, how their importance varied in each case, and how this understanding can inform strategy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780833058690
Publisher:
RAND Corporation
Publication date:
07/31/2012
Pages:
270
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.30(d)

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