Leaderless Jihad: Terror Networks in the Twenty-First Century. Marc Sageman. Copyright Date: Published by: University of Pennsylvania Press. Marc Sageman’s new book, Leaderless Jihad: Terror Networks in the Twenty- First Century, is one of those rare contributions. Sageman seeks to examine the. Sageman, Marc. Leaderless Jihad. Terror Networks in the Twenty-First Century. UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA PRESS.
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Sageman is deservedly one of the best-known academics working on terrorism. The outrage is lederless on by a group, either online or offline. Sageman uses this framework to contextualize the rise of so-called self-starters, the leaderless jihad. Individuals interpret this outrage through a specific ideology, more felt and understood than based on doctrine.
Instead, he argues, the individual, outside influence, and group dynamics come together in a four-step process through which Muslim youth become radicalized. User Account Log in Register Help.
Sageman is careful to note that this is not a linear process, nor is it a progression with easily definable boundaries. Close mobile search navigation Article navigation.
We are beginning to see implementation of the latter. Another major contribution of Leaderless Jihad is the identification of a four-pronged radicalization process. Building on his previous groundbreaking work on the Al Qaeda network, forensic psychiatrist Marc Sageman has greatly expanded his research to explain how Islamic terrorism emerges and operates in the twenty-first century.
The book concludes with Sageman’s recommendations for the application of his research to counterterrorism law enforcement efforts.
Sign In or Create an Account. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. Based on an analysis of some individual cases that he has collected through open-source research up from the used in Understanding Terror Networkshe is able to systematically refute a number of prevailing assumptions about what drives an individual to terrorism.
He is the author of the bestselling Understanding Terror Networks, also available from the University of Pennsylvania Press.
Picking up on his earlier study Understanding Terror Networks, Sageman argues that terror networks are built through ties of kinship and friendship. Prices are subject to change without notice. His work challenges the way we think about terrorism and and offers important insights about what should be done to prevent or contain such violence. Sageman points out that Citing articles via Google Scholar. If you originally registered with a username please use that to sign in. His work challenges the way we think about terrorism and and offers important insights about what should be done to prevent or contain such violence.
Search the full text of this book: Aims and Scope Building on his previous groundbreaking work on the al Qaeda network, forensic psychiatrist Marc Sageman has greatly expanded his research to explain how Islamic terrorism emerges and operates in the twenty-first century.
The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, “This book belongs at the top of the list for anyone seeking to understand the nature of radical Islamic terrorism, its future, and the effective ways that Western countries can counter its destructive appeal. For permissions please e-mail: In discussing educational levels, Sageman observes the high prevalence of individuals pursuing technical studies such as engineering and medicine among jihadis.
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Leaderless Jihad | Marc Sageman
Drawing on historical analogies, Sageman argues that the zeal of jihadism is self-terminating; eventually its sqgeman will turn away from violence as a means of expressing their discontent. You could not be signed in.
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The last chapter focuses on a series of policy recommendations designed to combat terrorism. This violence is a break with the historical precedent of terrorism directed by what has come to be known as al-Qaeda central.
leaaderless To be fair, Sageman does not dismiss ideology; rather Leaderless Jihad focuses on understanding the bottom-up social mobilization that has become increasingly more common today. Leaderless Jihad is a timely study that should be read by researchers, analysts and policy makers alike.