Chapter summary Scholarly interest in the study of suicide attacks and terrorism has grown markedly in the post-9/11 era. In this chapter, we draw attention to the main conceptual, methodological,[…]
Journal abstract This study investigates what social, political, and economic conditions are associated with terrorist assassinations, and whether these conditions differ for suicide attacks. A series of negative binomial regressions[…]
Journal abstract This article reviews the existing literature, mostly from political science, on suicide bombing. A prominent weapon in the toolkit of violent nonstate actors for a generation, suicide bombing[…]
Reviews and critiques Western colonial accounts of Muslim suicide attacks in India, Indonesia and the Philippines.
Journal abstract This article analyzes the motivations and recruitment of female suicide terrorists. Biographical accounts of 30 female and 30 male suicide terroristswere coded for method of recruitment, motivation for[…]
Journal abstract This article explores the social mechanisms that lead to the emergence of suicide attacks in new theatres, as well as factors influencing the frequency of such suicide attacks,[…]
Journal abstract A growing global concern about suicide attacks has led to attempts from various disciplines to understand the psychological profiles of persons willing to commit suicide terrorist attacks. Recent[…]