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Academic Theses (Ph.D. and MA) on Terrorism and Counter-
Terrorism Related Issues, written in English between 2013 and 2017

Compiled and selected by Ryan Scrivens

Abstract

This bibliography contains doctoral dissertations (Ph.D.) and Master’s (MA) Theses on issues relating to terrorism and counter-terrorism. Titles were retrieved manually by browsing the Open Access Theses and Dissertations (OATD) database, using the search term ‘terrorism’. More than 1,400 entries were evaluated, of which 152 were ultimately selected for this list. All theses are open source. However, readers should observe possible copyright restrictions. The title entries are ‘clickable’, allowing access to full texts.

Bibliographic entries are divided into the following sub-sections:

  1. Terrorism Actors, Groups, Incidents, and Campaigns
  2. Counter-Terrorism Strategies, Tactics, and Operations
  3. Counter-Terrorism Policy, Legislation, Law, and Prosecution
  4. Terrorism and the Media, Representations, and Public Opinion
  5. State Repression and Civil War
  6. Terrorism and the Internet
  7. Terrorism and Gender

1. Terrorism Actors, Groups, Incidents, and Campaigns

Abrahams, John A. Ideological Radicalization: A Conceptual Framework for Understanding Why Youth in Major U.S. Metropolitan Areas are More Likely to Become Radicalized. MA Thesis, March 2017, Naval Postgraduate School. URL: https://calhoun.nps.edu/handle/10945/52941

Bartoszewicz, Monika Gabriela. Controversies of Conversions: The Potential Terrorist Threat of European Converts to Islam. Ph.D. Thesis, 2013, University of St Andrews. URL: https://research-repository.st-andrews.ac.uk/handle/10023/3676

Bell, Devon M. The Sovereign Citizen Movement: The Shifting Ideological Winds. MA Thesis, March 2016, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California. URL: https://calhoun.nps.edu/handle/10945/48519

Brooke, Nicholas. The Dogs that Didn’t Bark: Political Violence and Nationalism in Scotland, Wales and England. Ph.D. Thesis, 2016, University of St Andrews. URL: https://research-repository.st-andrews.ac.uk/handle/10023/8079

Cirino, Christopher. Symbiotic Relationships in the Terrorist Decision Making Process: The Organizational Perspective of Tactics and Strategies. MA Thesis, December 2014, Johns Hopkins University. URL: https://jscholarship.library.jhu.edu/handle/1774.2/37226

Coar, Kristen Rose. Islamist Radicalization in the United States and the Influence of Western Jihadist Ideologues. MA Thesis, 2013, San Diego State University. URL: http://sdsu-dspace.calstate.edu/handle/10211.10/4763

d’Arcano, Pietro. Fostering Disengagement: Lessons from Italy and South-East Asia. MA Thesis, December 2016, Leiden University. URL: https://openaccess.leidenuniv.nl/handle/1887/51466

Del Villar, Erika Mae Lorenzana. Terror as a Social Movement Tactic: Applying the Multi-Institutional Politics Approach to the Case of the Abu Sayyaf Group. MA Thesis, 2013, University of Connecticut. URL: http://digitalcommons.uconn.edu/gs_theses/513

Dijken, Lara van. The Scottish National Liberation Army: Marzipan Gang or Real Terrorist Threat? A Case Study of the Scottish National Liberation Army and the Reasons Why they did not Become a Large Terrorist Movement During the Years 1979-1997. MA Thesis, June 2016, Leiden University. URL: https://openaccess.leidenuniv.nl/handle/1887/41449

Drischell, John. Exploring the Dramatization in Dabiq: A Fantasy Theme Analysis. MA Thesis, June 2017, Oregon State University. URL: http://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/xmlui/handle/1957/61735

Faulkner, Gerard. Dirty Bombs to Clean Water: Hezbollah’s Political Transition From 1984 – 1992. MA Thesis, November 2015, University of Saskatchewan. URL: https://ecommons.usask.ca/handle/10388/ETD-2015-11-2443

Ferguson, Michael P. Institutionalizing Extremism: Ideological Warfare at the Crossroads of Soviet Revolution Theory and Islamic Feudalism. MA Thesis, Fall 2015, San Diego State University. URL: http://sdsu-dspace.calstate.edu/handle/10211.3/163594

Fisher, Michael G. A Study of The Rise and Threat of the Islamic State of Iraq And Syria. MA Thesis, December 2015, Angelo State University. URL: https://asu-ir.tdl.org/asu-ir/handle/2346.1/30504

Fisseha, Mehari. The Nexus Between Religion and Terrorism: An Investigation into the Boko Haram Killing Activities in Nigeria. MA Thesis, May 2016, Uppsala University. URL: http://uu.diva-portal.org/smash/record.jsf?pid=diva2%3A933994&dswid=-9146

Fourman, Jeffrey F. When Insurgents Go Terrorist: The Role of Foreign Support in the Adoption of Terrorism. MA Thesis, April 2014, Wright State University. URL: http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=wright1399546682

Gemeah, Ibrahim. Al-Qaeda and the Islamic State: A Comparative Study of the Jihadi Narratives. MA Thesis, 2016, University of Washington. URL: https://digital.lib.washington.edu/researchworks/handle/1773/36787

Grigoryan, Hripsime. International Terrorist Organizations. MA Thesis, August 2017, California State University, Northridge. URL: http://scholarworks.csun.edu/handle/10211.3/195492

Huggins, Rachel. The Path to Terrorism: A Matter of Timing. MA Thesis, July 2013, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska. URL: https://dspace2.creighton.edu/xmlui/handle/10504/43845

Karakaya, Suveyda. Religion and Conflict: What Explains the Puzzling Case of “Islamic Violence” and Islamist Party Moderation? Ph.D. Thesis, August 2013, University of Tennessee, Knoxville. URL: http://trace.tennessee.edu/utk_graddiss/2441

Lakhani, Suraj. Radicalisation as a Moral Career: A Qualitative Study of How People Become Terrorists in the United Kingdom. Ph.D. Thesis, 2013, Cardiff University. URL: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/59779

Lillah, Hamid S. Religious Extremism in Pakistan. MA Thesis, December 2014, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California. URL: https://calhoun.nps.edu/handle/10945/44606

Marsden, Sarah V. How Terrorism Ends: Understanding the Outcomes of Violent Political Contestation. Ph.D. Thesis, July 2013, University of St Andrews. URL: https://research-repository.st-andrews.ac.uk/handle/10023/3970

Millán Sánchez, Marco A. Terrorism Outsourced: The FARC’s Criminal Alliances. MA Thesis, December 2014, Naval Postgraduate School. URL: https://calhoun.nps.edu/handle/10945/44615

Mitchell, Kathryn E. Foreign Terrorist Organizations: The Correlation Between Group Identity and Becoming Transnational. MA Thesis, May 2013, Ohio University. URL: http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=ohiou1366131538

Morales, Kendrick Thomas. Commitment and Radical Religious Sects: An Empirical Examination of the Roots of Terrorism. MA Thesis, 2014, Miami University. URL: http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=miami1415986828

Ori, Konye Obaji. Conceptualizing Boko Haram: Victimage Ritual and the Construction of Islamic Fundamentalism. MA Thesis, July 2013, Indiana University. URL: https://scholarworks.iupui.edu/handle/1805/4079

Pitts, Damien Evan. New Destinations of Islamic Fundamental Terrorism: The Rise of Al Shabaab. MA Thesis, August 2015, University of Tennessee, Knoxville. URL: http://trace.tennessee.edu/utk_gradthes/3499

Regan, Alison. A Spatial Analysis of Terrorist Kidnapping Incidents in Afghanistan. MA Thesis, Spring 2016, George Mason University. URL: http://mars.gmu.edu/handle/1920/10495

Roy van Zuijdewijn, J.H. de. Fearing the Western Muslim Foreign Fighter: The Connection Between Fighting the Defensive Jihad and Terrorist Activity in the West. MA Thesis, January 2014, Utrecht University. URL: http://dspace.library.uu.nl:8080/handle/1874/290146

Sigler, Daniel K. A. The Human Drones of ISIS: How 21st Century Terrorism uses Remote Warfare. MA Thesis, June 2017, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California. URL: https://calhoun.nps.edu/handle/10945/55658

Simpson, Matthew Aaron. Reanchoring Terrorism Studies: An Application of Social Movement Theory to the Concept of Domestic Terrorism. Ph.D. Thesis, August 2014, University of Utah. URL: https://collections.lib.utah.edu/details?id=196775

Thapa, Manoj. A Rationale for the Outcomes of Insurgencies: A Comparison Case Study Between Insurgencies in Peru and Nepal. MA Thesis, December 2014, Naval Postgraduate School. URL: https://calhoun.nps.edu/handle/10945/44681

Turhal, Tugrul. Organizational Structure of PKK and Non-PKK-Linked Turkish Drug Trafficking Organizations: The Influence of Social Bonds. Ph.D. Thesis, Fall 2015, George Mason University. URL: http://mars.gmu.edu/handle/1920/10137

Watt, Fraser James. An Examination of British ISIL Recruits. MA Thesis, July 2017, Leiden University. URL: https://openaccess.leidenuniv.nl/handle/1887/52313

Wilkey, Nicholas John. Suicide Attacks in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Ph.D. Thesis, April 2014, University of Adelaide. URL: https://digital.library.adelaide.edu.au/dspace/handle/2440/87865

Wilkinson, Benedict James. The Narrative Delusion: Strategic Scripts and Violent Islamism in Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Yemen. Ph.D. Thesis, 2013, King’s College London. URL: https://kclpure.kcl.ac.uk/portal/en/theses/the-narrative-delusion(6d1253a8-87a8-46c0-8a9d-eb847ddf778d).html

Yilmaz, Bulent. The Effect of Belief in Becoming a Member of a Terrorist Organization and the Impact of that Belief on the Level of Violence Exerted by the Terrorist Organization Members in Turkey. MA Thesis, August 2013, Kent State University. URL: http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=kent1377000529

2. Counter-Terrorism Strategies, Tactics, and Operations

Ameche, Michael. Understanding the Global Special Operations Network’s Value to Counterterrorism: A Balanced Scorecard Approach. MA Thesis, December 2013, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California. URL: https://calhoun.nps.edu/handle/10945/38871

Barba, Paulo E. Santa. Breaking Terrorists’ Will to Fight. MA Thesis, June 2014, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California. URL: https://calhoun.nps.edu/handle/10945/42721

Bennett, Jr., John A. Combating Terrorism with Local Policing Through Crime Reduction: Using Real-Time, Situational Awareness within a Distributed Common Operating Picture to Combat all Crime and Terrorism. MA Thesis, March 2013, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California. URL: https://calhoun.nps.edu/handle/10945/32793

Besana, Matteo. Targeting Westphalian Sovereignty: The Use of Armed Drones in Non-Conflict Areas. MA Thesis, 2017, Leiden University. URL: https://openaccess.leidenuniv.nl/handle/1887/51475

Bolstad, Jeffrey S. Enhancing the NFL’s Counter-Terrorism Efforts: Is the League’s Security Scheme Able to Effectively Thwart Terrorist Attacks? MA Thesis, September 2016, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California. URL: https://calhoun.nps.edu/handle/10945/50493

Chang, FuWei. The Study of Counterterrorism Mechanisms in Taiwan. MA Thesis, December 2013, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California. URL: https://calhoun.nps.edu/handle/10945/38897

Cruz, Victor F. Utilizing Current Commercial-off-the-Shelf Facial-Recognition and Public Live Video Streaming to Enhance National Security. MA Thesis, September 2014, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California. URL: https://calhoun.nps.edu/handle/10945/43898

Decker, Eileen M. The Enemies List: The Foreign Terrorist Organization List and its Role in Defining Terrorism. MA Thesis, March 2014, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California. URL: https://calhoun.nps.edu/handle/10945/41367

Dur-e-Aden, Aden. To Drone or not to Drone: A Comparative Analysis of the Effectiveness of the US’s Drone Policy of Targeted Killing in the Contexts of Pakistan and Yemen. MA Thesis, November 2014, University of British Columbia. URL: https://open.library.ubc.ca/cIRcle/collections/ubctheses/24/items/1.0167052

Eren, Yunus. The Impact of Land Border Security on Terrorism Financing: Turkey’s Southeast Land Border and the PKK. MA Thesis, December 2013, Naval Postgraduate School Monterey, California. URL: https://calhoun.nps.edu/handle/10945/38924

Fisher, Daren Geoffrey. The Impact of Natural Disasters on Kurdish Terrorism in Turkey 1987-2011: The Importance of Adequate Government Responses to Natural Disasters. MA Thesis, 2014, University of Maryland. URL: http://drum.lib.umd.edu/handle/1903/15266

Gailan, Mohammed. National Security Concerns and the Kurdistan Region in a New Middle East: From Rebellion to Statehood. MA Thesis, 2017, Swedish Defence University. URL: http://fhs.diva-portal.org/smash/record.jsf?pid=diva2%3A1138564&dswid=-8856

Goldberg, Alexander Steven. The Complexity of Countering Terrorism: Micro, Mid, and Macro Examinations. MA Thesis, May 2015, Johns Hopkins University. URL: https://jscholarship.library.jhu.edu/handle/1774.2/38124

Kanmaz, Mehmet A. Countering Terrorist Financing: A Case Study of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). MA Thesis, December 2014, Naval Postgraduate School Monterey, California.. URL: https://calhoun.nps.edu/handle/10945/44591

LaChette, Aleisha. Islamic Authority and the Articulation of Jihad: Approaching Jihadist Authority Through the Islamist Magazine Inspire. MA Thesis, April 2015, Virginia Tech. URL: https://vtechworks.lib.vt.edu/handle/10919/52946

Larkin, Patrick J. Kashmir–The Key to Peace in Afghanistan. MA Thesis, March 2013, Naval Postgraduate School Monterey, California. URL: https://calhoun.nps.edu/handle/10945/32853

Lee, Douglas R. Prison Radicalization in County Jails: Disrupting Terrorist Acts Through Information Sharing. MA Thesis, December 2014, Naval Postgraduate School. Monterey, California. URL: https://calhoun.nps.edu/handle/10945/44604

Lindstrom, Tedric R. Using Automatic Identification System Technology to Improve Maritime Border Security. MA Thesis, December 2014, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California. URL: https://calhoun.nps.edu/handle/10945/44607

McConaghy, Kieran. Terrorism and the State: Intra-State Dynamics and the Response to Non-State Terrorism. Ph.D. Thesis, 2015, University of St Andrews. URL: https://research-repository.st-andrews.ac.uk/handle/10023/6535

Morgan, Samuel A. Security vs. Liberty: How to Measure Privacy Costs in Domestic Surveillance Programs. MA Thesis, March 2014, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California. URL: https://calhoun.nps.edu/handle/10945/41421

Ozkan, Ozcan. A Law Enforcement Perspective to Intelligence Failure in Mass Casualty Terrorist Attacks by Global Jihadist Movements: A Comparative Study of Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001 and November 15-20, 2003. Ph.D. Thesis, May 2013, Rutgers University, New Jersey. URL: https://rucore.libraries.rutgers.edu/rutgers-lib/40432

Owens, Kimberly B. Beyond Hate: Countering Violent Extremism from the White Power Movement. MA Thesis, December 2013, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California. URL: https://calhoun.nps.edu/handle/10945/38992

Parker, Marc. Cicero, Money and the Challenge of ‘New Terrorism’: Is Counter Terrorist Financing (CTF) a Critical Inhibitor? Should the Emphasis on Finance Interventions Prevail? Ph.D. Thesis, November 2013, University of St Andrews. URL: https://research-repository.st-andrews.ac.uk/handle/10023/4900

Paton, Stacy. Evil Done Vulnerability Assessment: Examining Terrorism Targets Through Situational Crime Prevention. MA Thesis, December 2013, Florida Atlantic University. URL: http://fau.digital.flvc.org/islandora/object/fau%3A13088

Patti, Alexandra C. Technology and Big Data Meet the Risk of Terrorism in an Era of Predictive Policing and Blanket Surveillance. MA Thesis, 2015, University of New Orleans. URL: http://scholarworks.uno.edu/td/2014

Post, Jonathan F. Thickening the Global SOF Network. MA Thesis, December 2013, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California. URL: https://calhoun.nps.edu/handle/10945/38995

Rafiq, Muhammad Ahsen. Countering Terrorism Through Control of Pakistan’s Information Environment. MA Thesis, September 2014, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California. URL: https://calhoun.nps.edu/handle/10945/43983

Ringo, Brett M. Domestic Terrorism: Fighting the Local Threat with Local Enforcement. MA Thesis, March 2013, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California. URL: https://calhoun.nps.edu/handle/10945/32889

Rusev, Nikolay R. What Strategy Should Bulgaria Pursue to Track and Disrupt Terror Networks in the Balkans? MA Thesis, March 2014, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California. URL: https://calhoun.nps.edu/handle/10945/41437

Schumacher, Justin M. The Less You Know: The Utility of Ambiguity and Uncertainty in Counter-Terrorism. MA Thesis, March 2015, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California. URL: https://calhoun.nps.edu/handle/10945/45253

Schwarz, Elke. The Biopolitical Condition: Re-Thinking the Ethics of Political Violence in Life-Politics. Ph.D. Thesis, November 2013, London School of Economics and Political Science. URL: http://etheses.lse.ac.uk/760

Shah, Zahra. Countering Radicalisation by Engaging Mosques and Imams: The UK’s Case. MA Thesis, January 2016, Leiden University. URL: https://openaccess.leidenuniv.nl/handle/1887/38036

Sowers, Troy A. Creating a Better End Game Strategy: Fully Exploiting the Capabilities of Multiple Disciplines. MA Thesis, September 2013, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California. URL: https://calhoun.nps.edu/handle/10945/37722

Tsukayama, John K. By Any Means Necessary: An Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis Study of Post 9/11 American Abusive Violence in Iraq. Ph.D. Thesis, 2014, University of St Andrews. URL: https://research-repository.st-andrews.ac.uk/handle/10023/4510

Umar, Aminu Mohammed. Nigeria and the Boko Haram Sect: Adopting a Better Strategy for Resolving the Crisis. MA Thesis, June 2013, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California. URL: https://calhoun.nps.edu/handle/10945/34755

Wickers, William F., Jr. A Comprehensive Fusion Liaison Officer Program: The Arizona Model. MA Thesis, March 2015, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California. URL: https://calhoun.nps.edu/handle/10945/45272

Wright, Christopher E. Hidden Threats: Reframing the Debate on Domestic Intelligence in an Age of Counterterrorism. MA Thesis, March 2013, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California. URL: https://calhoun.nps.edu/handle/10945/38701

Wright, Lynn M. The Emerging Threat of Domestic Terrorism: A Systematic Review of Evolving Needs, Threats, and Opportunities. MA Thesis, December 2014, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California. URL: https://calhoun.nps.edu/handle/10945/44693

3. Counter-Terrorism Policy, Legislation, Law, and Prosecution

Alkiviadou, Natalie. Challenging Right-Wing Extremism in England and Wales and Greece: Tools Available in International, European and National Law. Ph.D. Thesis, May 2017, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. URL: http://dare.ubvu.vu.nl/handle/1871/55235

Cieplak, Mary Victoria. Bioterrorism Policy Reform and Implementation in the United States: The Impact of the 2001 Anthrax Attacks. MA Thesis, April 2013, University of Birmingham. URL: http://etheses.bham.ac.uk/4315

Dickerson, Andrew Robert. Post Arab Spring Examination of American Foreign Aid: Libya and Egypt. MA Thesis, 2017, Wright State University. URL: http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=wright1504050835338162

Everly, Macklin Keith. Multicultural Public Policy and Homegrown Terrorism in the European Union. MA Thesis, August 2014, Wright State University. URL: http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=wright1409088787

Finegan, Rory. Targeted Killings in Northern Ireland: An Analysis of their Effectiveness and Implications for Counter-Terrorism Policies. Ph.D. Thesis, January 2014, Dublin City University. URL: http://doras.dcu.ie/19724

Gomez, David C. Should Cops Be Spies? Evaluating the Collection and Sharing of National Security Intelligence by State, Local and Tribal Law Enforcement. MA Thesis, March 2013, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California. URL: https://calhoun.nps.edu/handle/10945/32825

Guilhem-Ducleon, Erwin. How Did Obama’s Foreign Policy Encourage the Rise of ISIS? MA Thesis, 2017, Leiden University. URL: https://openaccess.leidenuniv.nl/handle/1887/52569

Guiora, Amos Neuser. Tolerating Extremism: To What Extent Should Intolerance be Tolerated? Ph.D. Thesis, October 2013, Leiden University. URL: https://openaccess.leidenuniv.nl/handle/1887/21977

Haenflein, Rebecca. The Cubicle Warrior: Drones, Targeted Killings, and the Implications of Waging a “War on Terror” from a Distance Under International Law. MA Thesis, Fall 2015, Uppsala University, Sweden. URL: http://uu.diva-portal.org/smash/record.jsf?pid=diva2%3A862385&dswid=-5817

Herron, Rachel Clare. A Critical Systems Explanation for the Racial Effect of US and UK Counter-Terror Stop, Search and Surveillance Powers. Ph.D. Thesis, October 2013, Durham University. URL: http://etheses.dur.ac.uk/8481

Hickman, Peter Lightner. The Lore of the Laws of War: Textual Constructions of Archetypal Identities in the War on Terrorism. Ph.D. Thesis, April 2014, Arizona State University. URL: https://repository.asu.edu/items/24866

Hoyt, Melanie Raeann. A Game of Drones: Comparing the U.S. Aerial Assassination Campaign in Yemen and Pakistan. MA Thesis, December 2014, Angelo State University. URL: https://asu-ir.tdl.org/asu-ir/handle/2346.1/30273

Hussain, Nazia Hussain. Tracing Order in Seeming Chaos: Understanding the Informal and Violent Political Order of Karachi. Ph.D. Thesis, Spring 2016, George Mason University. URL: http://mars.gmu.edu/handle/1920/10468

Ilbiz, Ethem. The Impact of the European Union on Turkish Counter-Terrorism Policy Towards the Kurdistan Workers Party. Ph.D. Thesis, June 2014, University of Nottingham. URL: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/14280

James, Brian C. China’s Interests in Afghanistan: Current Projects and Future Prospects. MA Thesis, December 2013, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California. URL: https://calhoun.nps.edu/handle/10945/38955

Jennings, Elaine. U.S. Proliferation Policy and the Campaign Against Transnational Terror: Linking the U.S. Non-Proliferation Regime to Homeland Security Efforts. MA Thesis, December 2013, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California. URL: https://calhoun.nps.edu/handle/10945/38956

Johanson, II., David R. The Long and Winding Road: Post-9/11 Intelligence Reforms a Decade Later. MA Thesis, March 2013, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California. URL: https://calhoun.nps.edu/handle/10945/32841

Johnson, Kirk A. The Longue Duree: Indonesia’s Response to the Threat of Jihadist Terrorism 1998-2016. MA Thesis, June 2016, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California. URL: https://calhoun.nps.edu/handle/10945/49499

Kelly, Robert J. Applying the Israeli Practice of Reconstruction Following a Terrorist Attack as a Model for Cities in the United States. MA Thesis, March 2013, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California. URL: https://calhoun.nps.edu/handle/10945/32844

Kiefer, Lisa. Muslim NGOs in the Context of the United Kingdom´s “War on Terror” - A Case Study on Four UK-Based Muslim NGOs and the Impact of Counter-Terrorism Legislation. MA Thesis, 2015, Leiden University. URL: https://openaccess.leidenuniv.nl/handle/1887/35142

Machold, Rhys A. Tentative Securities: 26/11, Israel and the Politics of Mobility. Ph.D. Thesis, 2015, Wilfrid Laurier University. URL: http://scholars.wlu.ca/etd/1776

McFillen, Brian. Shadow Boxing: How the Risk of Government Intervention Shapes Terrorist Organizational Structures. Ph.D. Thesis, October 2013, Indiana University. URL: https://scholarworks.iu.edu/dspace/handle/2022/18124

McPherson, Jared L. Indefinite Detention as a Democratic Counterterrorism Policy. MA Thesis, 2014, Wright State University. URL: http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=wright1416091531

Nater, Anson. Killing in the Name of …?: Conscientious Objection in the Age of the “Global War on Terror”. MA Thesis, 2016, Brock University. URL: http://dr.library.brocku.ca/handle/10464/9807

Nuñez-Mietz, Fernando Gabriel. Lawyering Compliance with International Law: Legal Advisors and the Legalization of International Politics. Ph.D. Thesis, 2013, Ohio State University. URL: http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=osu1370528559

Oliveira de Sousa, Carlos Henrique. A Criminal Law Approach to Terrorism in Brazil. MA Thesis, December 2014, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California. URL: https://calhoun.nps.edu/handle/10945/44636

Parker, Tony C. Stablishing a Deradicalization/Disengagement Model for America’s Correctional Facilities: Recommendations for Countering Prison Radicalization. MA Thesis, March 2013, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California. URL: https://calhoun.nps.edu/handle/10945/32881

Perez, Janelle Sofia. Fighting Terrorism with Foreign Aid: A Case for Continued U.S. Assistance in Latin America. MA Thesis, December 2014, Johns Hopkins University. URL: https://jscholarship.library.jhu.edu/handle/1774.2/37232

Perez, Luis Ricardo. Threat Perception, Non-State Actors, and U.S. Military Intervention After 9/11. MA Thesis, 2016, Virginia Tech. URL: https://vtechworks.lib.vt.edu/handle/10919/73306

Ricci, Dennis N. U.S. Military Intervention in the Post-Cold War Era: A Case Study Analysis of Presidential Decision Making. Ph.D. Thesis, April 2014, University of Connecticut. URL: http://opencommons.uconn.edu/dissertations/364

Saadat, Muhammad K. The Drone Dilemma: Investigating the Causes of Controversy Between the United States and Pakistan. MA Thesis, December 2014, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California. URL: https://calhoun.nps.edu/handle/10945/44660

Såma, Kader. A New Era of Terror: An Investigation of Non-International Armed Conflict and the Islamic State’s Transnational Crusade for World Domination. MA Thesis, Fall 2015, Uppsala University, Sweden. URL: http://uu.diva-portal.org/smash/record.jsf?pid=diva2%3A894283&dswid=7806

Sharp, Vincent H. Faded Colors: From the Homeland Security Advisory System (HSAS) to the National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS). MA Thesis, March 2013. Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California. URL: https://calhoun.nps.edu/handle/10945/32899

Taskale, Ali Riza. Neoliberal and Militarised Post-Politics: Four Social Regimes, Four Affects and Radical Politics Today. Ph.D. Thesis, February 2013, University of Sheffield. URL: http://etheses.whiterose.ac.uk/4111

Tng, Eng Hock. Terrorism in the Maritime Domain. MA Thesis, March 2013, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California. URL: https://calhoun.nps.edu/handle/10945/32910

Tumushabe, Alex Bwoma. The Dilemma of Combating Terrorism in Democratizing States: A Case Study of the Republic of Uganda. MA Thesis, March 2015, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California. URL: https://calhoun.nps.edu/handle/10945/45264

Veldhuis, Tinka. Captivated by Fear: An Evaluation of Terrorism Detention Policy. Ph.D. Thesis, March 2015, University of Groningen. URL: http://www.rug.nl/research/portal/en/publications/captivated-by-fear(b3538ab9-231c-4d03-aca0-d684ad5a6337).html

4. Terrorism and the Media, Representations, and Public Opinion

Al-Ameri, Mamdoh Suleiman. Media and USF Students’ Perception of Terrorism. MA Thesis, March 2013, University of South Florida. URL: http://scholarcommons.usf.edu/etd/4429

Atmore, Lorna Y. Fear Factors In: Political Rhetoric, Threat Inflation, and the Narrative of September 11. MA Thesis, December 2014, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California. URL: https://calhoun.nps.edu/handle/10945/44515

Beicken, Julie Anne. Terrorism, Television, and Torture: Post-9/11 Morality in Popular Culture. Ph.D. Thesis, May 2015, University of Texas at Austin. URL: https://repositories.lib.utexas.edu/handle/2152/31585

Brown, Danielle K. Traditional and Interactive Documentaries: An Exploration of Audience Response to September 11 Documentaries in Different Formats. MA Thesis, August 2013, Baylor University. URL: https://baylor-ir.tdl.org/baylor-ir/handle/2104/8813

Bueno Roldan, Rocio. Estimates of the Effects of Terrorism and the Financial Crisis on Attitudes toward Immigrants in Spain, 2000 to 2011. MA Thesis, March 2016, University of Cincinnati. URL: http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=ucin1470757818

Dargay, Lauren Michelle. Relationships Between Elite News Frames and Frames in User Comments: An Analysis of Terrorism Coverage and Follow-up Comments on the New York Times Online. MA Thesis, July 2016, Kent State University. URL: http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=kent1469783314

Davenport, Cory. The Effects of Media Framing on Threat Perception Following an Act of Terror. Ph.D. Thesis, May 2013, Texas Tech University. URL: https://ttu-ir.tdl.org/ttu-ir/handle/2346/50321

Delahunty, Susan. Portraits of Middle Eastern Gulf Female Students in Australian Universities. Ph.D. Thesis, July 2013, Edith Cowan University. URL: http://ro.ecu.edu.au/theses/585

El Masry, Yara. Representations of Political Violence in Contemporary Middle Eastern Fiction. Ph.D. Thesis, February 2016, University of Essex. URL: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/16563

Eugenis, Katherine. Who Will Tell the Story? Terrorism’s Relationship with the International News Media. MA Thesis, May 2013, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. URL: http://digitalscholarship.unlv.edu/thesesdissertations/1822

Franzén, Stina. A Matter of Relations: A Reception Study of Global Audiences’ Interpretations of, and Interest in, the Norwegian Terrorist Attacks in 2011. MA Thesis, May 2014, Stockholm University. URL: http://su.diva-portal.org/smash/record.jsf?pid=diva2%3A726264&dswid=-4431

Hakvåg, Hedda. Remembering Terror, Remobilizing Whiteness: Norwegian Discourses of Nationhood After July 22. MA Thesis, July 2015, University of British Columbia. URL: https://open.library.ubc.ca/cIRcle/collections/ubctheses/24/items/1.0166368

Hatton, Arthur T., Sr. Anti-Muslim Prejudice when Exposed to News About Terrorism: The Roles of Negative Affect and Psychological Inflexibility. Ph.D. Thesis, June 2017, Georgia Southern University. URL: http://digitalcommons.georgiasouthern.edu/etd/1607

Heckel, Jenny. Remembering Meriwether: White Carolinian Manipulation of the Memory of the Hamburg Massacre of 1876. MA Thesis, December 2016, Clemson University. URL: http://tigerprints.clemson.edu/all_theses/2558

Johnston, Matthew Scott. Whiteness and Civility: White Racial Attitudes in the Concho Valley, 1869-1930. MA Thesis, August 2015, Angelo State University. URL: https://asu-ir.tdl.org/asu-ir/handle/2346.1/30428

Josten, Jonathon M. Conjuring September 11, 2001: Midwest Narratives in the Time of Death. MA Thesis, May 2015, Oregon State University. URL: http://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/xmlui/handle/1957/56342

Lagat, Ivan K. Remembering the 1998 Nairobi Terror Attack: Cultural and Trauma Memory and the Reconciliation of a Nation. Ph.D. Thesis, May 2014, University of East Anglia. URL: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/52066

Maynard, Joshua. Radicalization Discourse in the United States: Analysis of the July 15, 2015 U.S. House of Representative Hearing on the Rise of Radicalization. MA Thesis, Fall 2015, George Mason University. URL: http://mars.gmu.edu/handle/1920/10257

Merati, Simona E. Russia’s Islam: Discourse on Identity, Politics, and Security. Ph.D. Thesis, March 2015, Florida International University. URL: http://digitalcommons.fiu.edu/etd/1840

Parker, Robin A. Discursive Construction of Post-9/11 American National Identity: United by “The Enemy”. MA Thesis, Spring 2014, George Mason University. URL: http://mars.gmu.edu/handle/1920/9063

Pilecki, Andrew. Doing Unjust Things in a “Just” Society: The Moral Justification of Structural Violence. Ph.D. Thesis, September 2015, University of California, Santa Cruz. URL: http://escholarship.org/uc/item/8md1s1wz

Reid, Jay William. Discourses of Film Terrorism: Hollywood Representations of Arab Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism, 1991–2011. MA Thesis, October 2013, University of Adelaide. URL: https://digital.library.adelaide.edu.au/dspace/handle/2440/85040

Stack, Morgan. Sourcing and Framing the ‘War on Terror’. A Study of Attribution in Elite Newspaper Coverage. Ph.D. Thesis, June 2013, Dublin City University. URL: http://doras.dcu.ie/18613

Witte, Oliver R. Inflammatory and Conciliatory Rhetoric in the Arab-Israeli Conflict: A Content Analysis of How Three Newspapers Covered Two Provocative Events. Ph.D. Thesis, 2014, Southern Illinois University. URL: http://opensiuc.lib.siu.edu/dissertations/866

5. State Repression and Civil War at Home

Alsubaie, Saad Ali. The Impact of Regional Political Developments on the Evolution of Transnational Terrorism in Saudi Arabia. Ph.D. Thesis, 2013, Kansas State University. URL: http://krex.k-state.edu/dspace/handle/2097/15169

Becker, Stuart David. Imperialism and the Emerging White State in the Early Colony of Virginia. MA Thesis, May 2014, Texas A&M University. URL: http://oaktrust.library.tamu.edu/handle/1969.1/152726

Burke, Emily A. Historical Roots of Terrorism and Challenges to Turkey’s Territorial Sovereignty. MA Thesis, September 2014, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California. URL: https://calhoun.nps.edu/handle/10945/43883

Illingworth, James. Crescent City Radicals: Black Working People and the Civil War Era in New Orleans. Ph.D. Thesis, March 2015, University of California, Santa Cruz. URL: http://escholarship.org/uc/item/1g4548w5

Kerridge, Bradley Townsend. Terrorism, Civil War, One-Sided Violence and Global Burden of Disease. Ph.D. Thesis, 2013, University of Maryland. URL: https://drum.lib.umd.edu/handle/1903/14209

Kirchner, Magdalena. Why States Rebel. Understanding State Sponsorship of Terrorism. Ph.D. Thesis, April 2014, Heidelberg University. URL: http://archiv.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/volltextserver/17170

Pfannenstiel, Melia T. Strongmen and State Authority: A State-in-Society Approach to Understanding the Terrorist Sanctuaries. Ph.D. Thesis, 2015, Kansas State University. URL: http://krex.k-state.edu/dspace/handle/2097/20117

6. Terrorism and the Internet

Mauslein, Jacob A. Three Essays on International Cyber Threats: Target Nation Characteristics, International Rivalry, and Asymmetric Information Exchange. Ph.D. Thesis, 2014, Kansas State University. URL: http://krex.k-state.edu/dspace/handle/2097/18147

Reynolds, Teddy. Pulling Back the Curtain: An Examination of the English Defence League and Their Use of Facebook. Ph.D. Thesis, 2015, University of St Andrews. URL: https://research-repository.st-andrews.ac.uk/handle/10023/6927

7. Terrorism and Gender

Brody, Kathryn. Minority Report: The Danger of Women in Islamic Terrorism and in ISIS. MA Thesis, August 2017, Brandeis University. URL: http://bir.brandeis.edu/handle/10192/34131

Kasatkin, Jacqueline-Marie W.W. Veiled “Bombshells”: Women’s Participation in Islamist Extremist Organizations. MA Thesis, June 2017, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California. URL: https://calhoun.nps.edu/handle/10945/55633

Lyness, Claire Frances. Governing Bodies: Gender and the Politics of Corporeal Weaponization. Ph.D. Thesis, September 2015, University of California, Santa Cruz. URL: http://escholarship.org/uc/item/3f36t38f

Okowita, Samantha Louise. Female Suicide Terrorism: An Analysis of Trends and Group Motivations Linked to the Increase in Female Participation as Suicide Bombers. MA Thesis, May 2017, University of Tennessee, Knoxville. URL: http://trace.tennessee.edu/utk_gradthes/4769

Rashid, Naaz. Veiled Threats: Producing the Muslim Woman in Public and Policy Discourse in the UK. Ph.D. Thesis, March 2013, London School of Economics and Political Science. URL: http://etheses.lse.ac.uk/762

Svensson, Emelie. Democratic Strength and Cowardly Barbarism?: A Discourse-Theoretic Study on the Gendering of Terrorism in the Swedish Political Discourse. MA Thesis, Spring 2016, Swedish Defence University. URL: http://fhs.diva-portal.org/smash/record.jsf?pid=diva2%3A948467&dswid=-5176

Zempi, Eirini-Chrysovalantou. Unveiling Islamophobia: The Victimisation of Veiled Muslim Women. Ph.D. Thesis, April 2014, University of Leicester. URL: https://lra.le.ac.uk/handle/2381/28962

About the Compiler: Ryan Scrivens is Associate Theses Research Editor of ‘Perspectives on Terrorism’ and Coordinator of the Canadian Network of Ph.D. Theses Writers of the Terrorism Research Initiative. He is also a Visiting Researcher at the VOX-Pol Network of Excellence and a Research Associate at the International Cyber Crime Research Centre. Ryan recently completed a Ph.D. in Criminology at Simon Fraser University, and has since been awarded a Horizon Postdoctoral Fellowship at Concordia University, working with Project SOMEONE to develop ways to build resilience against radicalization leading to violent extremism and hatred.



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