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Violence Adoption and Desistance

Violence Adoption and Desistance

Project Title Investigators Project Period
Developing Academic Partnerships and Collaborative Research on Countering Violent Extremism in Malaysia and Southeast Asia Amy Pate, Barnett S. Koven, William Braniff September, 2018 to September, 2020
Coalition Building for CVE and Community Resilience William Braniff October, 2015 to September, 2018
Two to Tango: Government and Terrorist Group Actions in Colombia Barnett S. Koven March, 2018 to June, 2018
Global Terrorism Database (GTD) Erin Miller, Gary LaFree, Laura Dugan June, 2001 to June, 2018
Country Reports on Terrorism - Statistical Annex Gary LaFree, Erin Miller May, 2012 to May, 2018
Unifying Approaches to Adversarial Modeling H. Brinton Milward, Ronald Breiger July, 2015 to December, 2017
Dynamics of Terrorism and Counterterrorism Campaigns Gary Ackerman, Joseph Young, R. Karl Rethemeyer, Victor Asal July, 2014 to December, 2017
Empirical Assessment of Domestic Radicalization (EADR) Michael Jensen, Gary LaFree January, 2013 to December, 2016
Terrorist and Extremist Organizations (TEO) Database Jonathan Wilkenfeld, R. Karl Rethemeyer July, 2012 to December, 2016
Radicalization of Momin Khawaja Clark McCauley, Sophia Moskalenko July, 2013 to June, 2015
Terrorist Behavior and Societal Tolerance of Violence Risa Brooks July, 2012 to December, 2013
Turning to Terrorism: Ethnic, Religious, and Extremist Organizations Jonathan Wilkenfeld, Victor Asal June, 2008 to December, 2011
Guerilla Insurgency: The Springboard to Terrorism? Mark Lichbach June, 2008 to August, 2011
Tracking Sympathy and Support of Muslims for Terrorism in Muslim Countries and in the United Kingdom Clark McCauley June, 2008 to May, 2011
Patterns of Radicalization in Political Activism Donatella della Porta, Manuela Caiani June, 2008 to December, 2009
Assessing the Effectiveness of Current De-Radicalization Initiatives and Identifying Implications for the Development of U.S.-Based Initiatives in Multiple Settings June, 2008 to June, 2009
Hizb ut-Tahrir al-Islami: The Challenge of a Non-Violent Radical Islam Clark McCauley, Emmanuel Karagiannis June, 2005 to June, 2009
Understanding Desistance from Terrorism Clark McCauley May, 2005 to May, 2009
Project Title Publication Date START Authors Publication Typesort descending
Violence in Activism: Instigating Factors and Thresholds Breached January 2010 Hodwitz, Omi Book
Terrorist Rehabilitation: Genesis, Genealogy and Likely Future June 2015 Book Chapter
Political Mobilization and Institutions April 2015 Chenoweth, Erica Book Chapter
Secure in their Beliefs: Personal Security, the Quest for Personal Significance, and the Psychology of Extremism April 2015 Kruglanski, Arie Book Chapter
Deterring and Preventing Terrorism April 2018 Freilich, Joshua; Chermak, Steven Book Chapter
Terrorist Disengagement and De-radicalisation April 2018 Braddock, Kurt Book Chapter
Turning Away from Terrorism: Lessons from Psychology, Sociology, and Criminology September 2014 Horgan, John Journal Article
Target-Oriented Utility Theory for Modeling the Deterrent Effects of Counterterrorism November 2014 Bier, Vicki Journal Article
Radicalization: A Relational Perspective May 2018 della Porta, Donatella Journal Article
Why Violence Abates: Imposed and Elective Declines in Terrorism Attacks March 2015 Journal Article
Radicalization to Violence: A Pathway Approach to Studying Extremism April 2018 Atwell Seate, Anita; Jensen, Michael; James, Patrick Journal Article
Media Effects: Do Terrorist Organizations Launch Foreign Attacks in Response to Levels of Press Freedom or Press Attention? May 2015 Asal, Victor Journal Article
Is Antifa a Terrorist Group? May 2018 LaFree, Gary Journal Article
Political Islam: Untangling the Conceptual Muddle September 2007 Mainuddin, Rolin Journal Article
Examining the Effect of Repressive and Conciliatory Government Actions on Terrorism Activity in Israel May 2015 Parkin, William Journal Article
Carrots, Sticks, and Insurgent Targeting of Civilians August 2018 Phillips, Brian; Young, Joseph; Rethemeyer, R. Karl; Asal, Victor Journal Article
Routine Activities and Right-Wing Extremists: An Empirical Comparison of the Victims of Ideologically Motivated and Non-Ideologically Motivated Homicides Committed by American Far-Rightists August 2015 Freilich, Joshua; Parkin, William Journal Article
Organizational-Level Characteristics in Right-Wing Extremist Groups in the United States Over Time February 2016 Freilich, Joshua; Chermak, Steven; Asal, Victor Journal Article
Walking Away: The Disengagement and De-radicalization of a Violent Right-Wing Extremist March 2016 Horgan, John Journal Article
Invisible Empire of Hate: Gender Differences in the Ku Klux Klan's Online Justifications for Violence September 2018 Freilich, Joshua; Chermak, Steven Journal Article
The Puzzle of Nonviolence in Western Sahara May 2016 Leuprecht, Christian Journal Article
Crisis managers but not conflict resolvers: Mediating ethnic intrastate conflict in Africa July 2013 Wilkenfeld, Jonathan; Asal, Victor Journal Article
Disengagement from Ideologically-Based and Violent Organizations: A Systematic Review of the Literature October 2016 Ligon, Gina Scott; Simi, Peter Journal Article
Group Desistance from Terrorism: A Dynamic Perspective November 2009 McCauley, Clark Journal Article
How effective are our 'better angels'? Assessing country-level declines in homicide since 1950 July 2015 LaFree, Gary Journal Article
Toward a Profile of Lone Wolf Terrorists: What Moves an Individual from Radical Opinion to Radical Action January 2014 McCauley, Clark; Moskalenko, Sophia Journal Article
Blockade of Peace: Corruption and Crime June 2017 Panyan, Karina Journal Article
Nonviolent Resistance and Prevention of Mass Killings During Popular Uprisings April 2018 Chenoweth, Erica Report
Digital Participation Roles of the Global Jihad: Social Media’s Role in Bringing Together Vulnerable Individuals and VEO Content March 2018 Ligon, Gina Scott White Paper
Potential implications of the attempted coup d’etat and counter-coup in Turkey for domestic politics and regional security October 2016 McGrath, Erin Discussion Point
Terrorist Attacks against Religious Targets in the United States, 1970 – 2017 October 2018 Miller, Erin Project Fact Sheet
Understanding Lone-actor Terrorism: A Comparative Analysis with Violent Hate Crimes and Group-based Terrorism September 2013 Deloughery, Kathleen; King, Ryan D.; Asal, Victor START Reports
Image Title Job Title Institution
Photo of Barnett Koven Barnett S. Koven

Senior Researcher, START

Affiliated Scholar, The Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy at Florida International University

University of Maryland
Daniel Smith

Senior Research Specialist, START

University of Maryland
David C. Pyrooz

Assistant Professor, University of Colorado - Boulder

University of Colorado
Devin Ellis

Policy & Research Program Director, ICONS Project

University of Maryland
Elizabeth Yates

Faculty Specialist, START

University of Maryland
Erica Chenoweth Erica Chenoweth

Associate Professor of International Studies

University of Denver
Erin MIller Erin Miller

GTD Program Manager, START

University of Maryland
Jeremy Backstrom

Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science and International Relations

Widener University
Dr. John Stevenson, START John Stevenson

Principal Research Scientist, NSI, Inc.

Omi Hodwitz

Assistant Professor

University of Idaho
Peter Krause

Assistant Professor of Political Science, Boston College

Research Affiliate, MIT Security Studies Program

Boston College, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Peter Simi

Associate Professor, Chapman University

Director, Earl Babbie Research Center

Chapman University
Scott H. Decker

Foundation Professor

Arizona State University
Shawn Flanigan Shawn Flanigan

Professor of Public Affairs

San Diego State University
Victor Asal

Associate Professor of Political Science and Chair of Public Administration

University at Albany, State University of New York
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