The Strategic Choice of Violence in Islamist Groups

Sharifi, Arian M.


  • Abstract: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY In this dissertation, I study the causes behind Islamist groups' strategic choice of violent contention against states in pursuit of their political objectives. I seek to understand why an Islamist group, that has political goals, engages in violent action against a state to meet its objectives, or, alternatively, why it would only use nonviolent means for the same purp... read more
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