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What does the “terrorist” label really do? Measuring and explaining the effects of the “terrorist” and “Islamist” categories

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Many scholars and practitioners claim that labelling groups or individuals as “terrorists” does not simply describe them but also shapes public attitudes, due to the label’s important normative and political charge. Yet is there such a “terrorist label effect”? In view of surprisingly scant evidence, the present paper evaluates whether or not the terrorist label – as well as the “Islamist” one – really impacts both the audience’s perception of the security environment and its security policy ...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1080/1057610X.2017.1393902

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
Economics; CSAE
Oxford college:
St Antonys College
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis Publisher's website
Journal:
Studies in Conflict and Terrorism Journal website
Volume:
42
Issue:
5
Pages:
520-540
Publication date:
2017-10-23
Acceptance date:
2017-10-09
DOI:
EISSN:
1521-0731
ISSN:
1057-610X
Pubs id:
pubs:734750
URN:
uri:7b36f8d6-fda6-4a2e-bc45-5e5d07ce7e64
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uuid:7b36f8d6-fda6-4a2e-bc45-5e5d07ce7e64
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pubs:734750

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