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  • Al Qaeda's ideology through political myth and rhetoric 

    Ashraf, M. A. (University of St Andrews, 2012-06-19) - Thesis
    This Thesis develops and applies a theoretical framework to understand Al Qaeda’s ideology. A concept of ideology comprising a number of political myths, shaped through rhetoric is the central feature of this research. The ...
  • Reading anonymity : narrative difference and framework selection in the claiming of terrorist violence 

    Davis, Victoria (University of St Andrews, 2012-06) - Thesis
    While a significant proportion of terrorist attacks have always gone unclaimed scholarship has noted an increasing number of such acts over the past half-century, which appears to indicate that the claiming of violence may ...
  • Terrorism without Borders: Somalia’s Al-Shabaab and the global jihad network 

    Agbiboa, Daniel E. (Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence, University of St Andrews, 2014-02-10) - Journal article
    This article sets out to explore the evolution, operational strategy and transnational dimensions of Harakat Al-Shabab al-Mujahedeen (aka Al-Shabab), the Somali-based Islamist terrorist group. The article argues that ...
  • Tracing Al Shabaab’s Decision to Cooperate with Al Qaeda in Somalia (2008) 

    Sjah, Adlini Ilma Ghaisany (Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence, University of St Andrews, 2014-02-10) - Journal article
    l Shabaab, a Somali insurgent with predominantly nationalistic causes (alongside transnational [global Jihad] and Islamic goals) made the choice to fight on behalf of Al Qaeda in 2008. The decision to do so contrasted with ...
  • Understanding the content and framing of Al-Qa'ida leadership communiqués 

    Holbrook, Baldvin Donald (University of St Andrews, 2012-11-30) - Thesis
    This dissertation explores the composition, construction and framing of Al-Qa’ida leadership communiqués – understood as the statements, messages, interviews, written work and other output from the movement’s predominant ...