Drawing on social science and particularly social movement theory, presents and tests empirically a conceptual model of public support for insurgency and terrorism and discusses how it can inform counterinsurgency and counterterrorism strategy.
Introduction -- A conceptual model -- The case of al-Qa'ida -- Public support for the Taliban insurgency in Afghanistan -- Public support for the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in Turkey -- Public support for the Maoists in Nepal -- Comparisons and implications for analysis of strategy -- Appendix: Polling on public support for terrorism in the Islamic world.
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