In the recent years, the world has experienced devastating losses due to terrorist attacks. Research in the fields of causes of terrorism is abundant, but the amount of research on the end of terrorism does not equally measure up. This paper aims to add to the research focused on analyzing the factors which cause terrorist groups to transition away from violence.
This paper introduces an original categorization of the factors which generate this transition. Factors belong to two categories: internal --decisions made by the terrorist organization, and external--actions or features pertaining to organization outside of non-terrorist organizations. These factors will be illustrated through examples of terrorist organizations and their activity. The purpose of this paper is to provide an original, comparative overview of those factors that may best illustrate the study of counterterrorism.
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
College of Sciences
International and Global Studies
Orlando (Main) Campus
Mehta, Devyani M., "The Transformation and Demise of Terrorist Organizations: Causes and Categories" (2016). Honors Undergraduate Theses. 26.
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