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Lone-Actor Terrorists’ Emotions and Cognition: An Evaluation Beyond Stereotypes
- Stephane J. Baele
- 1 June 2017
Lone-actor terrorists are very often presented as emotionally and/or cognitively impaired—yet is it really the case? The present article provides the first rigorous assessment of the hypotheses… Expand
From “Incel” to “Saint”: Analyzing the violent worldview behind the 2018 Toronto attack
This paper combines qualitative and quantitative content analysis to map and analyze the “Incel” worldview shared by members of a misogynistic online community ideologically linked to several recen...
ISIS’s Clash of Civilizations: Constructing the “West” in Terrorist Propaganda
Depictions of the West abound in the propaganda produced by the self-proclaimed “Islamic State,” presenting to potentially sympathetic audiences an overwhelmingly negative image of a supposedly hom...
The ethics of New Development Economics: is the Experimental Approach to Development Economics morally wrong?
- Stephane J. Baele
- 1 October 2013
The 2000s have witnessed the arrival and growing popularity of randomized controlled experiments (RCTs) in Development Economics. Whilst this new way of conducting research on development has… Expand
Diagnosing the Securitisation of Immigration at the EU Level: A New Method for Stronger Empirical Claims
Has immigration been securitised at the EU level? The question has been hotly discussed, but no consensus has been reached. This article claims that two shortcomings – one methodological, one… Expand
Security through numbers? Experimentally assessing the impact of numerical arguments in security communication
Numerical arguments are increasingly present in security communication and are widely assumed to possess a distinct capacity to make an argument convincing, thereby contributing to the dynamics of… Expand
Numbers in global security governance
- Stephane J. Baele, Thierry Balzacq, P. Bourbeau
- Computer Science
- European Journal of International Security
- 19 June 2017
The article identifies three distinct but connected vectors of power through which numbers shape security governance: persuasion, (de)politicisation, and standardisation. Expand
Theorizing and Measuring Emotions in Conflict
While recent research has demonstrated the key role played by emotion in conflicts, the interplay between the individual and collective dimensions of this variable has not yet been fully… Expand
What do academic metrics do to political scientists? Theorizing their roots, locating their effects
This article argues that it is pertinent to situate academic metrics (journal, institutions and individual scholars’ rankings and ratings) within the broader logic of neoliberal government, in order… Expand