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Daniel Bar-Tal offers a conceptual framework for understanding intractable conflicts.  Randy Blazak reports research on the targeted recruitment of youths by American hate groups.  Brian Burgoon investigates the impact of social welfare policies on the causes of terrorism.  Dietrich discusses how the implementation of anti-terrorism policies may increase the risk of provoking increased resistance.  Examining the case of U.S. neo-Nazi subcultures, Mark Hamm discusses subcultural conditions which make terrorism possible.  Israel Michael’s article explores the ideological concept of free speech within the context of “assaultive” speech that offers little value to social discourse.  Lauderdale and Oliverio’s essay summarizes the necessity for critical discussions on the subject of terrorism.  Research on the effect of online hate group activity on adolescents is discussed by Elissa Lee and Laura Leets.  Piazza examines the relationship between poverty and terrorism, and possible association with minority economic discrimination.  Sandler reviews the analytical study of terrorism within the context that all participants are rational actors.  In a second contribution, Sandler also identifies the main contributions of empirical and theoretical literature on terrorism.  Amartya Sen critically examines how the theories of the culture of societies and theories of political economy of power and inquality explain violence in global society.  Tessler and Robbins explore why terrorist violence against the United States garners some sympathy among some members of the Arab populace.  Wade and Reiter conduct quantitative tests on the hypothesis that a relationship exists between regime type and suicide terrorism.  The association between mental illness and terrorist violence is reviewed by Watherston and Moran.

Bar-Tal, Daniel.  “Sociopsychological Foundations of Intractable Conflicts.”  In American Behavioral Scientist, 50:11 (July 2007).

Blazak, Randy.  “White Boys to Terrorist Men: Target Recruitment of Nazi Skinheads.”  In American Behavioral Scientist, 44:6 (February 2001).

Burgoon, Brian.  “On Welfare and Terror: Social Welfare Policies and Political-Economic Roots of Terrorism.”  In Journal of Conflict Resolution, 50:2 (April 2006).

Dietrich, Franz.  “Anti-Terrorism Policies and the Risk of Provoking.”  In Journal of Theoretical Politics, 26:3 (2014).

Hamm, Mark S.  “Apocalyptic Violence: The Seduction of Terrorist Subcultures.”  Theoretical Criminology, 8:3 (2004).

Israel, Michael.  “Hate Speech and the First Amendment.”  In Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice, 15:1 (February 1999).

Lauderdale, Pat and Anamarie Oliverio.  “Introduction: Critical Perspectives on Terrorism.”  In International Journal of Comparative Sociology, 46:1-2 (2005).                                                                                                          

Lee, Elissa and Laura Leets.  “Persuasive Storytelling by Hate Groups Online: Examining its Effects on Adolescents.”  In American Behavioral Scientist, 45:6 (February 2002).

Piazza, James A.  “Poverty, Minority Economic Discrimination, and Domestic Terrorism.”  In Journal of Peace Research, vol. 48 (May 2011).

Sandler, Todd.  “The Analytical Study of Terrorism: Taking Stock.”  In Journal of Peace Research, (August 2013).

Sandler, Todd.  “New frontiers of Terrorism Research: An Introduction.”  In Journal of Peace Research, vol. 48 (May 2011).

Sen, Amaryta.  “Violence, Identity and Poverty.”  In Journal of Peace Research, vol. 45 (January 2008).

Tessler, Mark and Michael D. H. Robbins.  “What Leads Some Ordinary Arab Men and Women to Approve of Terrorist Acts Against the United States?”  In Journal of Conflict Resolution, 51:2 (April 2007).

Wade, Sara Jackson and Dan Reiter.  “Does Democracy Matter?  Regime Type and Suicide Terrorism.”  In Journal of Conflict Resolution, 51:2 (April 2007).

Watherston, David and Jonathan Moran.  “Terrorism and Mental Illness: Is There a Relationship?”  In International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 47:6 (2003).