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dc.contributor.advisorQuackenbush, Stephen L.en_US
dc.contributor.authorDavis, Lisa J., 1985-en_US
dc.coverage.spatialNorth America
dc.date.issued2010eng
dc.date.submitted2010 Springen_US
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on June 4, 2010).en_US
dc.descriptionThe 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.descriptionThesis advisor: Dr. Stephen Quackenbush.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.en_US
dc.descriptionM.A. University of Missouri--Columbia 2010.en_US
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Political science.en_US
dc.description.abstractDuring 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.extentvi, 53 pagesen_US
dc.identifier.merlinb77768012
dc.identifier.oclc646865944en_US
dc.identifier.otherDavisL-050710-T3473en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/8090
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaen_US
dc.relation.ispartof2010 Freely available theses (MU)en_US
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Theses. 2010 Theses
dc.subject.lcshQaida (Organization)en_US
dc.subject.lcshDeterrence (Strategy)en_US
dc.subject.lcshTerrorism -- Preventionen_US
dc.titleDeterring true believers: perffect [sic] deterrence theory, capability and the problem of Al Qaedaen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePolitical scienceen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePolitical scienceeng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en_US


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