Deterring true believers: perffect [sic] deterrence theory, capability and the problem of Al Qaeda

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Deterring true believers: perffect [sic] deterrence theory, capability and the problem of Al Qaeda

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dc.contributor.advisor Quackenbush, Stephen L. en_US
dc.contributor.author Davis, Lisa J., 1985- en_US
dc.coverage.spatial North America
dc.date.accessioned 2010-08-03T19:18:32Z
dc.date.available 2010-08-03T19:18:32Z
dc.date.issued 2010 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2010 Spring en_US
dc.identifier.other DavisL-050710-T3473 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10355/8090
dc.description Title from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on June 4, 2010). en_US
dc.description The entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file. en_US
dc.description Thesis advisor: Dr. Stephen Quackenbush. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_US
dc.description M.A. University of Missouri--Columbia 2010. en_US
dc.description Dissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Political science. en_US
dc.description.abstract During the Cold War, a large body of literature was compiled by scholars studying international conflict - that of deterrence. Since the attacks of 11 September 2001, however, a new body of literature has begun to grow - that of terrorism. Interestingly enough, these two literatures have only rarely been considered together. This paper seeks to do so. By utilizing perfect deterrence theory, a theory of general deterrence, I seek to explain why some terrorist networks are more deterrable than others. Specifically, I investigate a case involving the United States and Al Qaeda in an attempt to establish that terrorist networks of true believers are far more difficult to deter than other terrorist groups, because true believers' desire for conflict always outweighs their desire to maintain the status quo. en_US
dc.format.extent vi, 53 pages en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
dc.relation.ispartof 2010 Freely available theses (MU) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Qaida (Organization) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Deterrence (Strategy) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Terrorism -- Prevention en_US
dc.title Deterring true believers: perffect [sic] deterrence theory, capability and the problem of Al Qaeda en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
thesis.degree.discipline Political science en_US
thesis.degree.grantor University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
thesis.degree.name M.A. en_US
thesis.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.identifier.merlin b77768012
dc.identifier.oclc 646865944 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofcommunity University of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Theses. 2010 Theses


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