publication . Preprint . Article . 2012

Homegrown Terrorism: The Known Unknown

Kaisa Hinkkainen;
Open Access
  • Published: 05 Sep 2012
Abstract
Homegrown terrorism has attracted significant attention following the 2004 Madrid and the 2005 London bombings. Homegrown terrorism is usually thought to be a new phenomenon, with few observed events, and inherently distinct from transnational terrorism or the old domestic terrorism in Europe. However, little research has so far examined the alleged distinctiveness of homegrown terrorism empirically. I argue that homegrown terrorism shares many similarities with domestic and international terrorism, suggesting that we can learn more about homegrown terrorism from studying these similarities rather than insisting on its inherent distinctiveness. I formulate these...
Subjects
free text keywords: International terrorism; Domestic terrorism; Homegrown terrorism, Political Science and International Relations, Economics and Econometrics, Sociology and Political Science, Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law, Domestic terrorism, Development economics, Ideology, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Optimal distinctiveness theory, Phenomenon, Economics, Terrorism, Political Islam
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publication . Preprint . Article . 2012

Homegrown Terrorism: The Known Unknown

Kaisa Hinkkainen;