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Female terrorism:a review

Jacques, Karen and Taylor, Paul J. (2009) Female terrorism:a review. Terrorism and Political Violence, 21 (3). pp. 499-515. ISSN 0954-6553

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    Abstract

    The sharp growth in the number of publications examining female involvement in terrorism has produced a valuable but un-integrated body of knowledge spread across many disciplines. In this paper, we bring together 54 publications on female terrorism and use qualitative and quantitative analyses to examine the range of theoretical and methodological approaches in these papers. Using a content analysis, we identify six primary research foci: Portrayal in media, Feminism, Interviews with terrorists, Group roles, Motivation and recruitment, and Environmental enablers. Results revealed a reliance on secondary rather than primary data, narrative rather than statistical comparisons, and descriptions rather than explanations of events.

    Item Type: Article
    Journal or Publication Title: Terrorism and Political Violence
    Additional Information: The final, definitive version of this article has been published in the Journal, Terrorism and Political Violence, 21 (3), 2009, © Informa Plc
    Uncontrolled Keywords: female terrorism ; meta-analysis ; motivations ; radicalization ; recruitment ; review ; SUICIDE BOMBERS ; QUALITATIVE FINDINGS ; WOMEN ; METASYNTHESIS ; EXPERIENCE ; VIOLENCE
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    Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Psychology
    ID Code: 49931
    Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
    Deposited On: 21 Sep 2011 09:24
    Refereed?: Yes
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 30 Sep 2013 11:53
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    URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/49931

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