Developing an explanatory model for the process of online radicalisation and terrorism

  title={Developing an explanatory model for the process of online radicalisation and terrorism},
  author={Robyn Torok},
  journal={Security Informatics},
While the use of the internet and social media as a tool for extremists and terrorists has been well documented, understanding the mechanisms at work has been much more elusive. This paper begins with a grounded theory approach guided by a new theoretical approach to power that utilizes both terrorism cases and extremist social media groups to develop an explanatory model of radicalization. Preliminary hypotheses are developed, explored and refined in order to develop a comprehensive model… CONTINUE READING
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