Terrorism as a process: A critical review of Moghaddam's "Staircase to terrorism" model
2011 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, ISSN 0036-5564, E-ISSN 1467-9450, Vol. 52, no 6, 609-616 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This study reviews empirical evidence for Moghaddam’s model “Staircase to Terrorism,” which portrays terrorism as a process of six consecutive steps culminating in terrorism. An extensive literature search, where 2,564 publications on terrorism were screened, resulted in 38 articles which were subject to further analysis. The results showed that while most of the theories and processes linked to Moghaddam’s model are supported by empirical evidence, the proposed transitions between the different steps are not. These results may question the validity of a linear stepwise model and may suggest that a combination of mechanisms/factors could combine in different ways to produce terrorism.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. Vol. 52, no 6, 609-616 p.
Research subject Ledarskap under påfrestande förhållanden; Statsvetenskap med inriktning mot strategi och säkerhetspolitik
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-2554DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9450.2011.00918.xOAI: oai:DiVA.org:fhs-2554DiVA: diva2:525915