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dc.contributor.advisorQuackenbush, Stephen L.eng
dc.contributor.authorDavis, Lisa J., 1985-eng
dc.coverage.spatialNorth Americaeng
dc.date.issued2010eng
dc.date.submitted2010 Springeng
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on June 4, 2010).eng
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.eng
dc.descriptionThesis advisor: Dr. Stephen Quackenbush.eng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.descriptionM.A. University of Missouri--Columbia 2010.eng
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Political science.eng
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.eng
dc.format.extentvi, 53 pageseng
dc.identifier.merlinb77768012eng
dc.identifier.oclc646865944eng
dc.identifier.otherDavisL-050710-T3473eng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/8090eng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartof2010 Freely available theses (MU)eng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Theses. 2010 Theseseng
dc.subject.lcshQaida (Organization)eng
dc.subject.lcshDeterrence (Strategy)eng
dc.subject.lcshTerrorism -- Preventioneng
dc.titleDeterring true believers: perffect [sic] deterrence theory, capability and the problem of Al Qaedaeng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplinePolitical science (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelMasterseng
thesis.degree.nameM.A.eng


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