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Trust terror : social capital and the use of terrorism as a tool of resistance

Author: Ammar Shamaileh
Publisher: New York, NY : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2017.
Series: Conceptualising comparative politics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1 editionView all editions and formats
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Why do some individuals choose to protest political grievances via non-violent means, while others take up arms? What role does whom we trust play in how we collectively act? This book explores these questions by delving into the relationship between interpersonal trust and the nature of the political movements that individuals choose to join. Utilizing the examples of the Arab Spring uprisings in Egypt, Libya and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ammar Shamaileh
ISBN: 9781138201736 1138201731
OCLC Number: 979993008
Description: xv, 143 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Table of ContentsPrefaceChapter 1: IntroductionChapter 2: Trust, Terror and The Arab Spring: Egypt, Libya And SyriaChapter 3: Theory: The Relationship Between Trust And TerrorChapter 4: Islamist Political Mobilization In Egypt, Libya And SyriaChapter 5: The Syrian Protester's DilemmaChapter 6: Generalized And Particularized Interpersonal Trust And Support For Terrorism: Evidence From Five Arab StatesChapter 7: Generalized Interpersonal Trust And The Prevalence Of Domestic Terrorist Activity: A Cross-Country StudyChapter 8: ConclusionReferencesAppendicesAppendix AAppendix BAppendix CIndex
Series Title: Conceptualising comparative politics.
Responsibility: Ammar Shamaileh.

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Why do some individuals choose to protest political grievances via non-violent means, while others take up arms? What role does whom we trust play in how we collectively act? This book explores these questions by delving into the relationship between interpersonal trust and the nature of the political movements that individuals choose to join. Utilizing the examples of the Arab Spring uprisings in Egypt, Libya and Syria, a novel theoretical model that links the literature on social capital and interpersonal trust to violent collective action is developed and extended. Beyond simply bringing together two lines of literature, this theoretical model can serve as a prism from which the decision to join terrorist organizations or violent movements may be analyzed. The implications of the theory are then examined more closely through an in-depth look at the behavior of members of political movements at the outset of the Arab Spring, as well as statistical tests of the relationship between interpersonal trust and terrorism in the Middle East and globally.--

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