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Violent Extremism Online: New Perspectives on Terrorism and the Internet

Stuart Macdonald Orcid Logo, Anne Aly, Lee Jarvis, Thomas Chen

Swansea University Author: Stuart Macdonald Orcid Logo

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This book explores the interface between terrorism and the internet and presents contemporary approaches to understanding violent extremism online. It focuses on four issues in particular: terrorist propaganda on the internet; radicalisation and the internet; counter campaigns and approaches to disr...

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ISBN: 978-1138912298 9781315692029
Published: London Routledge 2016
Online Access: https://www.routledge.com/Violent-Extremism-Online-New-Perspectives-on-Terrorism-and-the-Internet/Aly-Macdonald-Jarvis-Chen/p/book/9781138912298
URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa31379
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Abstract: This book explores the interface between terrorism and the internet and presents contemporary approaches to understanding violent extremism online. It focuses on four issues in particular: terrorist propaganda on the internet; radicalisation and the internet; counter campaigns and approaches to disrupting internet radicalisation; and approaches to researching and understanding the role of the internet in radicalisation. The book brings together expertise from a wide range of disciplines and geographical regions including Europe, the US, Canada and Australia. These contributions explore the various roles played by the Internet in radicalisation; the reasons why terroristic propaganda may or may not influence others to engage in violence; the role of political conflict in online radicalisation; and the future of research into terrorism and the internet.
Keywords: Terrorism, counterterrorism, propaganda, radicalisation, internet, political aspects.
College: Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law