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Journal Article

Authors

Maura Conway

Subjects

Journalism & Mass Media

Topics
terrorism al awlaki milieu violent jihad al zarqawi internet globalization web 2 0 radical international relations communication

From al-Zarqawi to al-Awlaki: The emergence and development of an online radical milieu (2012)

Abstract Radical milieus have been described as specific social environ¬ments whose culture, narratives, and symbols shape both individuals and groups, and the social networks and relationships out of which those individuals and groups develop and emerge. Researcher Peter Waldmann and his co-authors attribute distinct and independent qualities to these environments, portraying them as social entities in their own right, that is, a collective of people sharing certain perspectives and a unitary identity: a “subculture” or a “community.” This does not mean that conflict is absent between any given radical milieu and the violent extremist or terrorist group(s) that emerges from within it. Milieus have their own interests that lead them not just to interact with, but oftentimes to criticise and sometimes even confront their violent offshoots. Perhaps most importantly, Waldmann’s conception of radical milieus appears not merely to have social relationships as a core characteristic, but necessitates, implicitly or explicitly, face-to-face interaction amongst the members of any given milieu.
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Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Social Sciences: Globalization
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Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = Research Initiatives and Centres: Centre for International Studies (CIS)
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Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Social Sciences: Communication
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Social Sciences: International relations

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