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Accession Number ADA574218
Title Analysis of Modern State-Level Terrorist Deradicalization Campaigns.
Publication Date Dec 2012
Media Count 133p
Personal Author C. A. Knox J. A. Duvall L. C. Novy
Abstract The purpose of this thesis is to identify the optimal characteristics of a terrorist deradicalization campaign. A deradicalization campaign consists of all the efforts a state or organization leverages to prevent the rise of, or to disrupt, terrorist organizations. A persistent difficulty with evaluating deradicalization 'programs' stems from conflating different levels of analysis ranging from individual in-jail programs to broader national campaigns. The primary focus of this thesis is to identify the key programs or factors required for state-run deradicalization campaigns to be effective. The initial framework used to evaluate these campaigns consists of four lines of effort (LOE): individual disengagement, collective disengagement, individual deradicalization, and collective deradicalization. A series of mechanisms operationalize each LOE. Several questions guide the research. Are certain LOEs more or less effective by themselves. Given resource scarcity, which LOEs are essential. Are combinations of LOEs optimal. If so, what is the optimal combination. To what degree do cultural or environmental conditions matter. This framework will be applied to historical and ongoing deradicalization efforts in Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, and Indonesia.
Keywords Algeria
Job training
Measures of effectiveness
Psychological operations
Saudi arabia
Terrorist deradicalization campaigns

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 92 - Behavior & Society
92C - Social Concerns
92B - Psychology
74G - Military Operations, Strategy, & Tactics
Corporate Author Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA. Defense Analysis Dept.
Document Type Thesis
Title Note Master's thesis.
NTIS Issue Number 1318
Contract Number N/A

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