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Introduction

Jacob N. Shapiro

in The Terrorist's Dilemma: Managing Violent Covert Organizations

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157214
eISBN:
9781400848645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157214.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This introductory chapter discusses the importance of having a clear understanding of the organizational side of terrorism. Understanding why the managerial problems of terrorists resemble those of ... More


The Terrorist’s Dilemma

Jacob N. Shapiro

in The Terrorist's Dilemma: Managing Violent Covert Organizations

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157214
eISBN:
9781400848645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157214.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter analyzes the fundamental organizational challenges of terrorism in greater depth. Using a wide variety of evidence, it examines why terrorist groups, since the 1880s, have struggled with ... More


Uncertainty and Control in Russia

Jacob N. Shapiro

in The Terrorist's Dilemma: Managing Violent Covert Organizations

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157214
eISBN:
9781400848645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157214.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter analyzes the organization of pre-Revolutionary Russian terrorist groups in the 1880s and 1900s. Understanding these groups is useful in many ways. First, and most important, many of the ... More


The Terrorist's Dilemma: Managing Violent Covert Organizations

Jacob N. Shapiro

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157214
eISBN:
9781400848645
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157214.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

How do terrorist groups control their members? Do the tools that groups use to monitor their operatives and enforce discipline create security vulnerabilities that governments can exploit? This is ... More


Preference Divergence and Control in Palestine

Jacob N. Shapiro

in The Terrorist's Dilemma: Managing Violent Covert Organizations

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157214
eISBN:
9781400848645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157214.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter turns to the Middle East, assessing the organizational evolution of the main Palestinian terrorist groups from 1989 through 2005. In addition to testing hypotheses about the relationship ... More


Profiling the WMD Terrorist Threat

Jeffrey M. Bale and Gary A. Ackerman

in WMD Terrorism: Science and Policy Choices

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012980
eISBN:
9780262259064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012980.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter reviews existing scholarly and policy-oriented literature that addresses WMD terrorism in order to identify broader trends and assess the current WMD terrorism threat. It argues that the ... More


Liberty and Armageddon

Gifford Lectures

in The Lesser Evil

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748618729
eISBN:
9780748671892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748618729.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter addresses the acquisition by terrorist groups of weapons of mass destruction. If this were to occur, the state's ultimate powers of violence would pass into private hands, either those ... More


The Factionalization of Terror Groups

Ethan Bueno de Mesquita

in Guns and Butter: The Economic Causes and Consequences of Conflict

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012812
eISBN:
9780262255387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012812.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter presents a model of the factionalization or splintering of a terrorist group in which affiliation decisions are endogenous and terrorist leaders are motivated by the desire to attract ... More


Conclusions: Doomed to Fail?

John Horgan

in Divided We Stand: The Strategy and Psychology of Ireland's Dissident Terrorists

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199772858
eISBN:
9780199307418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199772858.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

The dissidents take their inspiration from the past. In particular, they look to the 1916 rebellion as a model for how they need to assert Irish independence and rid Ireland of Britain’s presence ... More


Anatomy of the Red Brigades: The Religious Mind-set of Modern Terrorists

Alessandro Orsini

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449864
eISBN:
9780801460913
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449864.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The Red Brigades were a far-left terrorist group in Italy formed in 1970 and active all through the 1980s. Infamous around the world for a campaign of assassinations, kidnappings, and bank robberies, ... More


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