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Scripts of Terror: The Stories Terrorists Tell Themselves

Benedict Wilkinson

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780197521892
eISBN:
9780197536148
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197521892.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This book explores terrorism as a strategic choice-- one made carefully and deliberately by rational actors. Through an analysis of the terrorist groups of Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Yemen, this book ... More


The Seduction of Terror

Benedict Wilkinson

in Scripts of Terror: The Stories Terrorists Tell Themselves

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780197521892
eISBN:
9780197536148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197521892.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter looks at terrorism as a strategic choice. It looks at the calculations that terrorists make, and how terrorism is an attempt to bridge the very limited resources available to terrorists ... More


Strategic Scripts and Nuclear Disarmament

Matthew Harries and Benedict Wilkinson

in The Art of Creating Power: Freedman on Strategy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780190851163
eISBN:
9780190872601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190851163.003.0017
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter spans Freedman’s earliest focus on nuclear weapons and his development of strategic scripts as an analytical tool over three decades later. It discusses the way in which opposing logics ... More


Conclusion: Scripts of Terror

Benedict Wilkinson

in Scripts of Terror: The Stories Terrorists Tell Themselves

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780197521892
eISBN:
9780197536148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197521892.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter concludes the volume. It begins with a description of the strategic scripts encountered in the three case studies (Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Yemen) before moving on to a more in-depth ... More


Egypt: Terror and Repression

Benedict Wilkinson

in Scripts of Terror: The Stories Terrorists Tell Themselves

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780197521892
eISBN:
9780197536148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197521892.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter charts the growth of violent Islamism through the prism of strategic scripts introduced in the first chapter. It focuses on the Muslim Brotherhood’s emergence and development of the ... More


Saudi Arabia: Terror and Legitimacy

Benedict Wilkinson

in Scripts of Terror: The Stories Terrorists Tell Themselves

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780197521892
eISBN:
9780197536148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197521892.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter examines the Saudi violent Islamist movement and the strategic scripts it resorted in the early 2000s. It explores how its’ strategists envisaged these scripts reaching their desired ... More


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