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Social science for counterterrorism [electronic resource] : putting the pieces together / Paul K. Davis, Kim Cragin, editors ; Darcy Noricks ... [et al.].

Contributor(s): Davis, Paul K, 1943- | Noricks, Darcy | Cragin, Kim.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Rand Corporation monograph series: Publisher: Santa Monica, Calif. : RAND, 2009Description: 1 online resource (1 online resource (liii, 486 p.)) : col. ill.ISBN: 9780833047601 (electronic bk.); 0833047604 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Terrorism -- Social aspects | Terrorism -- Prevention | Terrorism -- Research | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- International Relations -- General | TECHNOLOGY -- Military Science | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- International SecurityGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Social science for counterterrorism.DDC classification: 363.325/17 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction / Paul K. Davis and Kim Cragin -- The root causes of terrorism / Darcy M.E. Noricks -- Why and how some people become terrorists / Todd C. Helmus -- How do terrorists generate and maintain support? / Christopher Paul -- The economics of terrorism and counterterrorism : what matters and is rational-choice theory helpful? / Claude Berrebi -- Organizational decisionmaking by terrorist groups / Brian A. Jackson -- How does terrorism end? / Gaga Gvineria -- Disengagement and deradicalization : processes and programs / Darcy M.E. Noricks -- Social-science foundations for strategic communications in the Global War on Terrorism / Michael Egner -- Cross-cutting observations and some implications for policymakers / Kim Cragin -- Representing social-science knowledge analytically / Paul K. Davis -- Conclusions / Paul K. Davis and Kim Cragin.
Summary: Employs an interdisciplinary, social science approach to various counterterrorism questions, problems, and policies.
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Source of title: PDF title page (viewed May 28, 2009).

"Prepared for the Office of the Secretary of Defense."

"MG-849-OSD."

Employs an interdisciplinary, social science approach to various counterterrorism questions, problems, and policies.

Includes bibliographical references.

Introduction / Paul K. Davis and Kim Cragin -- The root causes of terrorism / Darcy M.E. Noricks -- Why and how some people become terrorists / Todd C. Helmus -- How do terrorists generate and maintain support? / Christopher Paul -- The economics of terrorism and counterterrorism : what matters and is rational-choice theory helpful? / Claude Berrebi -- Organizational decisionmaking by terrorist groups / Brian A. Jackson -- How does terrorism end? / Gaga Gvineria -- Disengagement and deradicalization : processes and programs / Darcy M.E. Noricks -- Social-science foundations for strategic communications in the Global War on Terrorism / Michael Egner -- Cross-cutting observations and some implications for policymakers / Kim Cragin -- Representing social-science knowledge analytically / Paul K. Davis -- Conclusions / Paul K. Davis and Kim Cragin.

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