International Studies (B.A.)
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Thesis (open access)
Dr. Srobana Bhattacharya
Individual terrorist events have increased in the United States. What are the motivations behind these attacks and what led these individuals to participate in this form of political violence? In this paper, I provide a case study analysis of four domestic terrorist attacks in the United States that have been executed by individual perpetrators. I combine rational choice, sociological, and psychological theories in order to show a similar path of radicalization taken by each of the terrorists involved in these attacks. I build upon previous research on the importance of studying terrorism from an individual- analysis perspective.
Hudson, Tony Jr., "Individual Domestic Terrorism: An Analysis of the Motivations and Radicalization of Terrorism in the United States" (2017). Honors College Theses. 569.