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Tactic and Target Selection in White Supremacist versus Eco-Terrorist Organizations

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Tactic and Target Selection in White Supremacist versus Eco-Terrorist Organizations Izzy Bielamowicz Without proper distinction between separate ideological affiliations, terrorism becomes an oversimplified subset of political violence. This lack of differentiation within the subject of terrorism runs the risk of creating a false synonymy between different groups. While some organizations may have distinct similarities, there […]

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Locating Extremists Where They Strike: The Influence of Ideology and Geography on Terrorist Target Selection

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Locating Extremists Where They Strike: The Influence of Ideology and Geography on Terrorist Target Selection Isabel Bielamowicz and Kayla Groneck This is a brief summary of a 14-week research project we designed and carried out, the purpose of which was to identify the relationships between geographic location, ideological affiliation, and physical target for cases of […]

Prosecuting Political Violence: Collaborative Research and Method

What tactic to choose?: Examining the relationship between ideological affiliation and tactic choice

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This post continues our series sharing pre-publication versions of chapter introductions in our upcoming book titled “Prosecuting Political Violence: Collaborative Research and Method” Chapter 5 What tactic to choose?: Examining the relationship between ideological affiliation and tactic choice by Elizabeth Springer When committing an act of political violence, a person’s motivations and the message they […]