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An epistemic break from “expertise”: Misunderstanding Terrorism by Marc Sageman

Qureshi, Asim (2017) An epistemic break from “expertise”: Misunderstanding Terrorism by Marc Sageman. Critical Studies on Terrorism, 10 (2). pp. 370-377. ISSN 1753-9153. (doi:10.1080/17539153.2017.1296684) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Professor Marc Sageman’s latest contribution to terrorism “studies” builds on an ever-increasing critique of a field in which “expertise” is something that is largely taken for granted, rather than empirically “known”. His book Misunderstanding Terrorism seeks to refocus our attention towards what is knowable through a Bayesian analysis based on his unique access to acts of terrorism within the Western world. Key, however, is his framing of what terrorism “is”, and to that effect, this review article first assesses the work of two individuals writing on terrorism, Rafaello Pantucci and Shiraz Maher, to place Sageman’s significant book within a wider context of terrorism literature.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/17539153.2017.1296684
Uncontrolled keywords: Marc Sageman, Misunderstanding Terrorism, Rafaello Pantucci, Shiraz Maher, critical terrorism studies, terrorism, counterterrorism, Bayesian probability
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: A. Qureshi
Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2019 14:28 UTC
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2019 09:38 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/73328 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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