Leaderless Jihad: Terror Networks in the Twenty-First Century; By Marc Sageman; ; Book; Published by: University of Pennsylvania Press; View | Save. Sageman, Marc. Leaderless Jihad. Terror Networks in the Twenty-First Century. UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA PRESS. In the post-September 11 world, Al Qaeda is no longer thecentral organizing force that aids or authorizes terrorist attacksor recruits terrorists. It is now mor.

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Coupled with the insights he brings to the analysis garnered through his personal experiences, this results in a very nuanced assessment.

Leaderless Jihad

The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, “This book belongs at the top of the list for anyone seeking to understand the nature of radical Islamic terrorism, its future, leaderldss the effective ways that Western countries can counter its destructive appeal. Leaderless Jihad offers a ray of hope. Search the full text of this book: Drawing on historical analogies, Sageman argues that the zeal of jihadism is self-terminating; eventually its followers will turn away from jihzd as a means of expressing their discontent.

Picking up on his earlier study Understanding Terror Networks, Sageman argues that terror networks are built through ties of kinship and friendship. He advocates scientific methods to study terrorism, and warns of the lack of understanding of sound research methodology among security authorities: L eaderless J ihad: You do not currently have access to this article.


A Mixed Effects Model Exploration. Radical Muslims represent a minority within the Muslim world. The second wave joined al Qaeda in the s after training in its camps in Afghanistan. Marc Sagemana forensic psychiatrist, is a government counterterrorism consultant. Evidence of the potency of kinship and friendship ties can be seen in the strong tendency among jihadis from Morocco to Yemen for radicalization to run in families and among close childhood associates.

But Mr Sageman, a senior fellow at the Philadelphia-based Foreign Policy Research Institute, explodes each of these myths, and others besides, in an unsettling account of how Al Qaeda has evolved from the organisation headed by Osama bin Laden into an amorphous movement—a ‘leaderless jihad.

Terror Networks in the Twenty-First Century. Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars leader,ess. Exposure to radical ideology and extremist recruiters and materials plays an important role in radicalization.

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This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Click to Read More and View Comments. Sageman uihad out that Moreover, there is a growing body of specialists who focus on the application of social movement studies to extremist Islamism.

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Based on an analysis of some individual cases that he has collected through open-source research up from the used in Understanding Terror Networkshe is able to systematically refute a number of prevailing assumptions about what drives an individual to terrorism.

Four Radicalization in the Diaspora pp. Sageman is careful to note that this is not a linear process, nor is it a progression with easily johad boundaries.


In Leaderless JihadSageman rejects the views that place responsibility for terrorism on society or a flawed, predisposed individual.

How do they become radicalized? It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. Introduction Understanding the Path to Radicalism pp. For hihad please e-mail: These connections, he asserts, often precede radicalization.

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Six Terrorism in the Age leaderlless the Internet pp. Close mobile search navigation Article navigation. First, traumatic events either experienced personally or learned about indirectly spark moral outrage. Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves. Related articles in Google Scholar.

Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. Sageman is deservedly one of the best-known academics jijad on terrorism.

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