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Female terrorism: a review

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Journal publication date2009
JournalTerrorism and Political Violence
Journal number3
Volume21
Number of pages17
Pages499-515
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

The sharp growth in the number of publications examining female involvement in terrorism has produced a valuable but un-integrated body of knowledge spread across many disciplines. In this paper, we bring together 54 publications on female terrorism and use qualitative and quantitative analyses to examine the range of theoretical and methodological approaches in these papers. Using a content analysis, we identify six primary research foci: Portrayal in media, Feminism, Interviews with terrorists, Group roles, Motivation and recruitment, and Environmental enablers. Results revealed a reliance on secondary rather than primary data, narrative rather than statistical comparisons, and descriptions rather than explanations of events.

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The final, definitive version of this article has been published in the Journal, Terrorism and Political Violence, 21 (3), 2009, © Informa Plc