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A Preliminary Typology Mapping Pathways of Learning and Innovation by Modern Jihadist Groups


A Preliminary Typology Mapping Pathways of Learning and Innovation by Modern Jihadist Groups

Abstract: 

The importance of understanding how terrorist organizations learn and innovate cannot be overstated. Yet there is a remarkable paucity of literature systematically addressing this subject. This article contributes to an evolving conceptualization in this area by proposing a preliminary typology of learning and innovation as undertaken by modern jihadist groups. It identifies and discusses four categories: (a) intergroup learning within a single domestic setting; (b) intergroup learning between two or more local groups across a state or national boundary; (c) intergroup learning between a transnational group and one or more domestic groups; and finally (d) intragroup learning or “self-learning.”

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Full Citation: 

Singh, Rashmi. 2016. "A Preliminary Typology Mapping Pathways of Learning and Innovation by Modern Jihadist Groups." Studies in Conflict and Terrorism 40 (September): 624-644. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/1057610X.2016.1237228?journalCode=uter20

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Rashmi Singh
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