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Understanding Lone Wolf Terrorism

Global Patterns, Motivations and Prevention

Spaaij, Ramon

2012, VIII, 119 p. 7 illus.

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  • One of the first in-depth analyses of lone wolf terrorism, and the first one to consider lone wolf terrorism worldwide over four decades
  • Identifies and examines the key trends, features and dimensions of lone wolf terrorism
  • Explores what drives the lone wolf to commit mas violence
  • Discusses how lone wolf terrorism can be effectively countered ​

What drives the lone wolf terrorist to commit mass violence? What are their ideologies and motivations? How do they plan and carry out their attacks, and who do they target? How can lone wolf terrorism be effectively countered? One of the first in-depth analyses of lone wolf terrorism, this publication sets out to answer these questions. Drawing on extensive international data and qualitative case studies, it examines the global patterns in and key features of lone wolf terrorism over the past four decades. This engaging text will be essential reading for students and researchers on terrorism and violent conflict and offers unique and invaluable insights to those working to prevent or minimize the effects of terrorism and political violence.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Breivik - Counter-Terrorism - Individual terrorism - Lone Wolf - Political Violence - Radizalization - Solo terrorism - Solo terrorist - Terrorism

Related subjects » Criminology & Criminal Justice - Political Science - Social Sciences

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