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Author Schuurman, Bart, author.

Title Becoming a European homegrown jihadist : a multilevel analysis of involvement in the Dutch Hofstadgroup, 2002-2005 / Bart Schuurman.

Publication Info. Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, [2018]


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Summary How and why do people become involved in European homegrown jihadism? This book addresses this question through an in-depth study of the Dutch Hofstadgroup, infamous for causing the murder of filmmaker Theo van Gogh in 2004 and for plotting numerous other terrorist attacks. The Hofstadgroup offers a window into the broader phenomenon of homegrown jihadism that arose in Europe in 2004 and is still with us today. Utilizing interviews with former Hofstadgroup participants and the extensive police files on the group, this book overcomes the scarcity of high-quality data that has beset the study of terrorism for decades. The book advances a multicausal and multilevel understanding of involvement in European homegrown jihadism. It stresses that the factors that initiate involvement are separate from those that sustain it, which in turn are again likely to differ from those that bring some individuals to actual acts of terrorism.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed September 18, 2018).
Contents Frontmatter -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Studying involvement in terrorism -- 3. A history of the Hofstadgroup -- 4. The ideological and organizational nature of the Hofstadgroup -- 5. Structural-level factors: Facilitating and motivating involvement -- 6. Group dynamics I: Initiating and sustaining involvement -- 7. Group dynamics II: Involvement in acts of terrorist violence -- 8. Individual-level analysis I: Cognitive explanations -- 9. Individual-level analysis II: Terrorists as psychologically distinctive -- 10. Conclusion -- Abbreviations -- Bibliography -- Index
Access Open Access EbpS
Subject Terrorism -- Europe -- Case studies.
Terrorism -- Netherlands -- Case studies.
Terrorists -- Europe.
Terrorists -- Netherlands.
Terrorisme -- Europe -- Études de cas.
Terrorisme -- Pays-Bas -- Études de cas.
Terroristes -- Europe.
Terroristes -- Pays-Bas.
HISTORY -- Europe -- Western.
Terrorism. (OCoLC)fst01148101
Terrorists. (OCoLC)fst01148160
Europe. (OCoLC)fst01245064
Netherlands. (OCoLC)fst01204034
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Case studies. (OCoLC)fst01423765
Other Form: Print version: 9462986932 9789462986930 (OCoLC)1010954770
ISBN 9789048538300 (electronic bk.)
9048538300 (electronic bk.)

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