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The Resource Engineers of Jihad : the curious connection between violent extremism and education, Diego Gambetta and Steffen Hertog

Engineers of Jihad : the curious connection between violent extremism and education, Diego Gambetta and Steffen Hertog

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Engineers of Jihad : the curious connection between violent extremism and education
Title
Engineers of Jihad
Title remainder
the curious connection between violent extremism and education
Statement of responsibility
Diego Gambetta and Steffen Hertog
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Language
eng
Summary
"The violent actions of a few extremists can alter the course of history, yet there persists a yawning gap between the potential impact of these individuals and what we understand about them. In Engineers of Jihad, Diego Gambetta and Steffen Hertog uncover two unexpected facts, which they imaginatively leverage to narrow that gap: they find that a disproportionate share of Islamist radicals come from an engineering background, and that Islamist and right-wing extremism have more in common than either does with left-wing extremism, in which engineers are absent while social scientists and humanities students are prominent. Searching for an explanation, they tackle four general questions about extremism: Under which socioeconomic conditions do people join extremist groups? Does the profile of extremists reflect how they self-select into extremism or how groups recruit them? Does ideology matter in sorting who joins which group? Lastly, is there a mindset susceptible to certain types of extremism? Using rigorous methods and several new datasets, they explain the link between educational discipline and type of radicalism by looking at two key factors: the social mobility (or lack thereof) for engineers in the Muslim world, and a particular mindset seeking order and hierarchy that is found more frequently among engineers. Engineers' presence in some extremist groups and not others, the authors argue, is a proxy for individual traits that may account for the much larger question of selective recruitment to radical activism. Opening up markedly new perspectives on the motivations of political violence, Engineers of Jihad yields unexpected answers about the nature and emergence of extremism"--Provided by publisher
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1952-
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Gambetta, Diego
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Hertog, Steffen
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  • Radicalism
  • Extremists
  • Terrorists
  • Engineering students
  • Violence
  • Terrorism
  • Jihad
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Terrorisme
  • Islamisme
  • Extrémisme
  • Djihadistes
  • Aspects socio-économiques
  • Engineering students
  • Jihad
  • Radicalism
  • Terrorism
  • Violence
  • Islamic countries
  • Islam
  • Fundamentalismus
  • Terrorismus
  • Bildungselite
  • Ingenieur
  • Islamische Staaten
  • Radikalism
  • Extremism
  • Terrorism
  • Jihad (heligt krig)
  • Politiskt våld
  • Våld
  • Islam och politik
  • Teknologer
  • Terrorister
  • Utbildning
  • Utbildningssociologi
  • Politisk sociologi
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Terrorism
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Engineers of Jihad : the curious connection between violent extremism and education, Diego Gambetta and Steffen Hertog
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Education of Islamist Extremists -- 2. Relative Deprivation in the Islamic World -- 3. Relative Deprivation Probed -- 4. The Ideology of Islamist Extremism Compared -- 5. The Education of Other Extremists -- 6. Mind-sets for Extremists -- 7. Conclusions
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ocn936057030
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (192 pages)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9781400880256
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
  • 10.1515/9781400880256
  • 40025902220
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvc669qz
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)936057030
Label
Engineers of Jihad : the curious connection between violent extremism and education, Diego Gambetta and Steffen Hertog
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Education of Islamist Extremists -- 2. Relative Deprivation in the Islamic World -- 3. Relative Deprivation Probed -- 4. The Ideology of Islamist Extremism Compared -- 5. The Education of Other Extremists -- 6. Mind-sets for Extremists -- 7. Conclusions
Control code
ocn936057030
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (192 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400880256
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
  • 10.1515/9781400880256
  • 40025902220
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvc669qz
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)936057030

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