• Publications
  • Influence
Mobilizing the Caliphate: ISIS and the Conflict in Iraq and Syria
This paper looks at the organization Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). It argues against the prevailing view that ISIS is a part of the Global Salafi Jihad, finding instead that ISIS is a
The New Terrorism Debate
This paper explores whether or not the traits found in the new terrorism paradigm correspond with Hamas’ behavioral and organizational characteristics. By focusing on the core concepts of the new
Tweets and Mobilisation: Collective Action Theory and Social Media
  • C. Brown
  • Business, Sociology
  • 15 June 2017
This article examines the relationship between social protest and social media from the theoretical perspective of the Collective Action Research Program. While the literature shows strongempirical
Who Fights First: Grievances, Community and Collective Action
  • C. Brown
  • Political Science
  • 27 December 2013
In this article I examine the participation of the earliest entrants in the War in Croatia (1991-1995). I address the greed/grievance debate within the conflict literature by demonstrating that
Why do they fight? Explaining participation in the War in Croatia
  • C. Brown
  • Political Science
  • 31 August 2013
This project explains voluntary participation in the War in Croatia, using a data set of daily interval event data and interviews with Croatian war veterans. It challenges the previous findings of