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An Experimental Investigation of the Choice of Terror and Support for Taking Action


An Experimental Investigation of the Choice of Terror and Support for Taking Action

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Using experimental research methods, this project explores factors that influence the likelihood that an individual would be willing to use, or justify the use of, terrorism and whether he/she would mobilize (i.e., take any form of action - whether protest or terror). We explore how the likelihood of such action is related to individuals' levels of perceived grievance and risk, their desire for social dominance, and their attitudes towards authority.

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Asal, Victor, and Anthony Lemieux, Jonathan Wilkenfeld. 2008. "An Experimental Investigation of the Choice of Terror and Support for Taking Action." January 31. www.start.umd.edu/start/publications/research_briefs/20080131_Mobilizati...

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