The National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) is pleased to announce the release of new publications in its Research Brief series:
- Surveying State Police Agencies about Domestic Terrorism and Far-Right Extremists by Joseph Simone (John Jay College, CUNY), Jr., Joshua D. Freilich (John Jay College, CUNY), and Steven M. Chermak (Michigan State University) uses surveys to determine state-police agencies' estimates of possible cooperation between far-right extremists and Islamic Jihadists.
- The Role of Homeland Security Information Bulletins within Emergency Management Organizations: A Case Study of Enactment by Hamilton Bean and Lisa Ker?nen of Department of Communications at the University of Colorado assesses the efficiency of homeland security bulletins for distribution of threat information to local emergency management organizations.
- An Experimental Investigation of the Choice of Terror and Support for Taking Action by Victor Asal (University at Albany, SUNY), Anthony Lemieux (SUNY Purchase), and Jonathan Wilkenfeld (University of Maryland) brings together theories and methods from psychology and political science to explore how an individual's perceived level of grievance and risk affects the likelihood that an individual would support the use of terrorism.
- Support for the Caliphate and Radical Mobilization by Douglas McLeod and Frank Hairgrove of the University of Wisconsin presents an overview of the concept of a Caliphate and explores differing visions of the Caliphate among radical Muslim groups. McLeod and Hairgrove provide insights from historical research, personal interviews, and a large-scale survey in Indonesia about the concept of the Caliphate as a catalyst for mobilization.
START's Research Brief series was developed to deliver findings from ongoing START research projects to a broad audience. The Briefs are intended to provide empirically grounded insights on specific topics related to START's overall mission of understanding the human causes and consequences of terrorism.
The full text of all START Research Briefs can be downloaded here from our Publications section as PDFs.