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2011 - International Communication Association Words: 202 words || 
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1. Maoz, Ifat. "Communicating With Terrorists: Does a Media Portrayal of an Interview With a Terrorist Actually Trigger Sympathy Towards Terrorists?" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, TBA, Boston, MA, <Not Available>. 2019-12-09 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p486780_index.html>
Publication Type: Session Paper
Abstract: Interviews with terrorists are often seen as humanizing terrorists and as evoking sympathy towards them - even among potential victims of these terrorists. However, scarce research attention is devoted to systematic empirical examination of the emotional responses evoked in viewers by personalized media coverage of terrorists. This study examines Jewish Israeli responses to a televised interview with a female Palestinian terrorist, caught by Israeli security services on her way to perform a suicide bombing in Israel. The study relied on theories of intergroup communication and dialogue to analyze the different modes of Israeli-Palestinian interaction in the interview. It uses quantitative methods to determine the effect of the interview on Jewish-Israeli viewers’ perceptions of the interviewed Palestinian terrorist and their emotional responses to her. The differential responses to the interview of viewers with hawkish vs. dovish ideological positions are also analyzed. The findings of the study highlight the complexity of intergroup communication between Jews and Palestinians, in the context of the intractable conflict between the sides. These findings also show that media portrayal of structured events of intergroup communication between Israelis and Palestinians can elicit positive intergroup emotions such as sympathy and pity towards the outgroup even in situations of intractable intergroup conflict.

2017 - 88th Annual SPSA Conference Words: 195 words || 
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2. ALBAYRAK, Cagil. "Terrorists of Our Making: Social Constructionism in Designations of Foreign Terrorist Organizations" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 88th Annual SPSA Conference, Hyatt Regency, New Orleans, LA, Jan 11, 2017 <Not Available>. 2019-12-09 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p1203444_index.html>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: This paper seeks to refine our understanding of the social construction of terrorism designation. I examine formal terrorism designations made by the United States (U.S.) Department of State. Conceptualizing terrorism as marker of organizational illegitimacy and threat to national interests, I advance the premise that as the claims-maker, the State Department’s designation of terrorism is socially constructed and strategically driven by a combination of both interests and legitimacy. I draw a constructivist framework and revisit the contextual analysis of social reality while putting the terrorism construction to its center. While a review of contextual constructionism contributes to the social problem literature, my framework invites the fields of Public Policy and International Relations (IR) into the analysis of how U.S. views the non-state actors as reflected in its patterns of terrorism designation. My findings indicate that the roles of legitimacy and interest should not be treated as opposition but as capturing two ends of a continuum of terrorism designation. Given that terrorism is widely deemed to be one of the primary threats to U.S. security, how the United States designates non-state actors as terrorists also provides insights into our understanding of its overall foreign policy posture.

2006 - International Studies Association Words: 113 words || 
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3. Stapley, Craig. "The Arms of Terrorists: The Spread of Light Weapons and Terrorist Violence" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Studies Association, Town & Country Resort and Convention Center, San Diego, California, USA, Mar 22, 2006 <Not Available>. 2019-12-09 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p99991_index.html>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Abstract: For a number of years, scholars and practitioners have been focusing on the dangerous spread of weapons of mass destruction -- especially as it relates to the current threat of international terrorism. Such a focus is a worthy endeavor, but it ignores the impact that the spread of small arms and light weapons has on terrorist activity. Those who study arms transfers have suggested that weapons sales (legal and illegal) fuel terrorist violence, but an empirical connection has never been made. This study concentrates on this connection between small arms proliferation and terrorism. Ultimately, the study shows how, why and where small arms controls are necessary for an effective fight against terrorist activity.

2006 - International Studies Association Words: 68 words || 
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4. Cranmer, Skyler. "Terrorist Violence and Inter-Terrorist Competition: Underproduction and Overproduction of Terror in Varying Market Equilibria" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Studies Association, Town & Country Resort and Convention Center, San Diego, California, USA, Mar 22, 2006 <Not Available>. 2019-12-09 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p100895_index.html>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Abstract: This paper presents a formal model of terrorist violence under varying conditions of inter-terrorist competition. Specifically, I examine the levels of terrorist violence expected under conditions of perfect and imperfect monopoly on terrorism (a terrorist group does not compete with other terrorist groups) as well as perfect and imperfect competition between terrorist groups. The model yields predictions regarding equilibria of terrorist violence and has implications for counter-terrorist policy.

2008 - ISA's 49th ANNUAL CONVENTION, BRIDGING MULTIPLE DIVIDES Words: 138 words || 
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5. Samban, Yair. "Terrorist Leaders as Political leaders: The Non-Compensatory Political Dimension in Terrorists' Decision-Making" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the ISA's 49th ANNUAL CONVENTION, BRIDGING MULTIPLE DIVIDES, Hilton San Francisco, SAN FRANCISCO, CA, USA, Mar 26, 2008 <Not Available>. 2019-12-09 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p253025_index.html>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Abstract: The foreign policy analysis literature typically treats terrorist leaders as military threats or religiously-inspired actors. In this paper, we attempt to decode the political logic of leaders of three prominent terrorist organizations (the Palestinian Hamas, Lebanese Hizballah and global Al-Qaeda), using the ADA approach and a model based on Poliheuristic theory. Our findings indicate that similar to other political leaders, terrorist leaders attempt to avoid major political loss. This risk-aversion is effective either on the intra-group dimension (the leader's political standing vis-a-vis competing power-centers inside the organization), or on the inter-group dimension (the organization's position vis-a-vis other organizations, parties, and governments). Each of these dimensions is non-compensatory relative to other dimensions relevant to terrorist decisions (such as military, religious, etc), and their respective weight in the process is influenced by the organization's structure and its internal political dynamics.

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