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Understanding Terror Networks

by Marc Sageman

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Published by University of Pennsylvania Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Terrorism, freedom fighters, armed struggle,
  • Social Psychology,
  • Political Science,
  • Psychology,
  • Politics/International Relations,
  • Terrorists,
  • Social networks,
  • Political Freedom & Security - Terrorism,
  • Political Science : Political Freedom & Security - Terrorism,
  • Psychology & Psychiatry / Social Psychology,
  • General,
  • Jihad,
  • Terrorism

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages236
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9868814M
    ISBN 100812238087
    ISBN 109780812238082

    Marc Sageman challenges conventional wisdom about terrorism, observing that the key to mounting an effective defense against future attacks is a thorough understanding of the networks that allow these new terrorists to : Marc Sageman. Free 2-day shipping. Buy Understanding Terror Networks - eBook at

    As a step toward that understanding, this book combines fact with theory to go beyond the headlines and journalistic accounts and stimulate a more sophisticated discourse on the subject. Based on theFile Size: 1MB.   Editorial Reviews "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."—Lawrence Wright, author of The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 "[An] important, face-the-facts bookBrand: University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.

    Marc Sageman’s study of al-Qaeda is a significant contribution to the growing literature on that group and terrorist networks in general, influenced to a degree by his own personal experience. He served as a foreign-service officer in Afghanistan from , where he “worked with Islamic fundamentalists [whom he conflates with mujahedin] on a daily basis” (p. vii). Synopsis For decades, a new type of terrorism has been quietly gathering ranks in the world. America's ability to remain oblivious to these new movements ended on Septem The Islamist fanatics in the global Salafi jihad (the violent, revivalist social movement of which al Qaeda is /5(26).


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"Pathbreaking. Combining his skills as a political scientist and a psychiatrist, Sageman dissects the lives of nearly two hundred al Qaeda members and provides unprecedented insight into terrorist ideology, motivation, and by: The book focuses on al-Qaeda and the only times it mentions other terrorist networks is in presenting psychological research on historical groups such as the Red Brigades It is a very easy read, and presents a lot of information with good research Understanding Terror Networks book it/5(17).

"In the late '80s, Sageman worked closely with Islamic fundamentalists during the Afghan-Soviet war and gained an intimate understanding of the development, form, and function of their networks. Sagemen wrote this book in order to dispel incorrect assertions about terrorist networks made by so-called experts."—Publishers Weekly.

Marc Sageman challenges conventional wisdom about terrorism, observing that the key to mounting an effective defense against future attacks is a thorough understanding of the networks that allow these new terrorists to proliferate.

A Superior Book. Mark Sageman's Understanding Terrorist Networks is really a ground breaking analysis of Al Qaeda's networks and personalities, not just run of the mill terrorist groups. The psychological breakdown of the membership is excellent and truely helpful to any professional in the field.5/5(5).

For decades, a new type of terrorism has been quietly gathering ranks in the world. America's ability to remain oblivious to these new movements ended on Septem The Islamist fanatics in the global Salafi jihad (the violent, revivalist social movement of which al Qaeda is a part) target the Understanding Terror Networks book, but their operations mercilessly slaughter thousands of people of all races and 4/5(2).

What is Understanding Terrorist Networks really about. At the end of his biography posted on the Internet, Sageman discloses that the original title of this book, commissioned by the University of Pennsylvania, was The Bonds of Terror: The Emergence of the Global Salafi Jihad.

Marc Sageman, holding degrees in doctors of psychiatry and sociology, as well as experience working with the Mujahideen in Afghanistan in the s as a case officer with the CIA, has provided original insight into the nature of the global Islamist (he labels it Salafist) jihad that perpetrated 9/11 and still challenges free people of the world today/5(24).

Challenges conventional wisdom about terrorism, arguing that the key to mounting an effective defense against future attacks from Islamist fanatics is a thorough understanding of the networks that allow terrorist operations to proliferate.

UNDERSTANDING TERROR NETWORKS ISBN Buy this book during the Afghan-Soviet war and gained an intimate understanding of the development, form and function of their. As a step toward that understanding, this book combines fact with theory to go beyond the headlines and journalistic accounts and stimulate a more sophisticated discourse on the subject.

Based on the biographies of terrorists gathered from open sources, it examines this social movement, which I call the global Salafi jihad. network analysis is useful for understanding the structure and effectiveness of terrorist networks.

Likewise, Sageman recommends the use of social network analysis for penetrating the global Salafi jihad and decreasing the pool of potential Size: 88KB. For four years, Jessica Stern interviewed extremist members of three religions around the world: Christians, Jews, and Muslims.

Traveling extensively—to refugee camps in Lebanon, to religious schools in Pakistan, to prisons in Amman, Asqelon, and Pensacola—she discovered that the Islamic jihadi in the mountains of Pakistan and the Christian fundamentalist bomber in Oklahoma have much in 2/5(2).

To further our understanding of these networks, it is critical to understand how these links are formed. How does one go about joining the global Salafi jihad.

To explore this question, let us examine the case histories of two terrorist cells, the plotters of the unsuccessful millennial bombing of the Los Angeles airport and the Hamburg cell /5().

Read an Excerpt. From Chapter 4, "Joining the Global Jihad" Because any attempt to find a common social factor or personality predisposition for terrorism runs into the fundamental problem of specificity, profiles based on such personal characteristics as age, sex, national origin, religion, education, and socioeconomic background are of very little value in identifying true : University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.

"In the late '80s, Sageman worked closely with Islamic fundamentalists during the Afghan-Soviet war and gained an intimate understanding of the development, form, and function of their networks.

Sagemen wrote this book in order to dispel incorrect assertions about terrorist networks made by so-called experts."—Publishers WeeklyReleased on: Septem Marc Sageman, M.D., Ph.D., is a former CIA Operations Officer (covered as a Foreign Service officer) who was based in Islamabad from towhere he worked closely with Afghanistan's mujahedin.

Sageman refutes all these notions, showing that, for the vast majority of the mujahedin, social bonds predated ideological commitment, and it was these social. Marc Sageman, holding degrees in doctors of psychiatry and sociology, as well as experience working with the Mujahideen in Afghanistan in the s as a case officer with the CIA, has provided original insight into the nature of the global Islamist (he labels it Salafist) jihad that perpetrated 9/11 and still challenges free people of the world today/5(26).

Kindle Store /5(24). Marc Sageman challenges conventional wisdom about terrorism, observing that the key to mounting an effective defense against future attacks is a thorough understanding of the networks that allow these new terrorists to : University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.

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