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dc.contributor.authorZech, Steven T.
dc.contributor.authorKelly, Zane M.
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-10T13:34:12Z
dc.date.available2015-08-10T13:34:12Z
dc.date.issued2015-05-25
dc.identifier.citationZech, S., & Kelly, Z. (2015). Off with their heads: the Islamic State and civilian beheadings. Journal of Terrorism Research, 6(2), pp. 83-93.en_US
dc.identifier.issn2049-7040en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://ojs.st-andrews.ac.uk/index.php/jtr/article/view/1157en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10023/7165
dc.description.abstractThis commentary evaluates the use of beheadings by the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq. We place beheadings in a broader historical context and draw from academic research in terrorism studies and the social sciences to explain why the Islamic State has adopted such brutal tactics. We outline the strategic logic of beheading and evaluate explanations related to symbolic politics, culture, and organizational dynamics. We conclude with a discussion about the future of Islamic State violence.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherCentre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence, University of St Andrewsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Terrorism Researchen_US
dc.rightsThis is an open access article published in Journal of Terrorism Research. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/)en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
dc.subjectIslamic Stateen_US
dc.subjectBeheadingen_US
dc.subjectTerrorismen_US
dc.subjectViolenceen_US
dc.subjectIraqen_US
dc.subjectSyriaen_US
dc.subject.lccHV6431en_US
dc.subject.lcshTerrorismen_US
dc.titleOff with their heads: the Islamic State and civilian beheadingsen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.description.versionPublisher PDFen_US
dc.publicationstatusPublisheden_US
dc.statusPeer revieweden_US
dc.identifier.doihttp://doi.org/10.15664/jtr.1157en


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