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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The book concludes with Sageman’s recommendations for the application of his research to counterterrorism law enforcement efforts. User Account Log in Register Help. Marc Sageman, sagemam forensic psychiatrist, is a government counterterrorism consultant. Assessing the Effectiveness of Pre-employment Polygraph Screening.

He is the author of the bestselling Understanding Terror Networks, also available from the University of Pennsylvania Press. My Content 1 Recently viewed 1 Leaderless Jihad. Receive exclusive offers and updates from Oxford Academic.

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. Sign In Forgot password? 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. Eight Combating Global Islamist Terrorism pp. Nonetheless, this important book offers zageman to researchers and analysts, as it is tightly focused on two essential questions: Leaderless Jihad offers a ray of hope.

Two The Globalization of Jihadi Terror pp. What separates this book from the bulk of material produced in recent years is its cogent analysis, direct assessments, and accessibility.


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Therefore we would like to draw your attention to our House Rules. Dageman is now more a source of inspiration for terrorist acts carried out by independent local groups that have branded themselves with the Al Qaeda name. Picking sagemah on his earlier study Understanding Terror Networks, Sageman argues that terror networks are built through ties of kinship and friendship.

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Sagemaj Leaderless JihadSageman rejects the views that place responsibility for terrorism on society or a flawed, predisposed individual. Introduction Understanding the Path to Radicalism pp. Comments 0 Please log in or register to comment. Print Flyer Recommend to Librarian. In Leaderless JihadSageman rejects the views that place responsibility for terrorism on society or a flawed, predisposed individual.

This violence is a break with the historical precedent of terrorism directed by what has come to be known as al-Qaeda central.

Another major contribution of Leaderless Jihad is the identification of a four-pronged radicalization process. Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus. In discussing educational levels, Sageman observes the high prevalence of individuals pursuing technical studies such as engineering and medicine among jihadis. Purchase Subscription prices and ordering Short-term Access To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Jibad account above.

Sageman is leaderess one of the best-known academics working on terrorism. Who you know plays a large part in the collective recruitment process. Sign In or Create an Account. Sageman also demonstrates that psychological abnormality and prior criminality do not play a significant role in his sample.

Instead, he argues, the individual, outside influence, and group dynamics come together in a four-step process through which Muslim youth become radicalized. It stands what you think you know about terrorism on its head and helps you see the topic in a different light.


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Leaderless Jihad offers a ray of hope. 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.

Leaderless Jihad is a timely study that should be read by researchers, analysts and policy makers alike. Leaderless Jihad at times reads like a primer for the or so government policy makers and senior planners concerned with terrorism.

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As a forensic psychiatrist and a former CIA case officer working with the Afghan resistance during the Soviet occupation, Sageman offers keen insights in a well-crafted and thoroughly documented assessment of the rise of al-Qaedainspired and al-Qaeda-aspirant terrorism. Terror Networks in the Twenty-First Century, is one of those rare contributions.

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