Applying psychosocial theories of terrorism to the radicalization process a mapping of de la Corte's seven principles to homegrown radicals

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Vargas, Alejandro
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Bach, Robert
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2011-06
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Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
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This study contains an application of psychosocial theories to the process of radicalization among Muslim militants (jihadis) with a history of activity in the United States. Drawing extensively from De la Corte's seven psychosocial principles of terrorism, the study codes each principle into a corresponding example from case studies of American jihadism. The end result is the use of theory to create a new empirical and psychosocial perspective into homegrown jihadism. The application of De la Corte's theory is also used as a framework to suggest frameworks for detection, intervention, and interdiction when it comes to homegrown jihadi activity.
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National Security Affairs
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Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.).
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xii, 57 p. : ill. ;
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