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Anatomy of al-Qaida

Dyborn, Carl LU (2011) FKVK01 20111
Department of Political Science
Abstract (Swedish)
This paper looks at al-Qaida and the nearly decade of war through concepts offered by a scientific paradigm called complexity theory. The networks, organization and ideology of al-Qaida in this paper are described in terms of complex adaptive systems, emergent networks with localized behavior. How Al-Qaida in the face of adversity of being one of the most hunted organizations, networks and ideology across the world show a remarkable talent for not only surviving, but also thriving under nearly a decade of war. This paper is in an effort to understand the adaptation and resilience al-Qaida has shown during the last decade, as it today has more members, a global reach and an ideological experience it lacked ten years ago.
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author
Dyborn, Carl LU
supervisor
organization
course
FKVK01 20111
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
al-Qaida, militant Islam, complexity theory, networks, complex adaptive system
language
English
id
2063678
date added to LUP
2011-12-07 11:20:36
date last changed
2011-12-07 11:20:36
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  abstract     = {This paper looks at al-Qaida and the nearly decade of war through concepts offered by a scientific paradigm called complexity theory. The networks, organization and ideology of al-Qaida in this paper are described in terms of complex adaptive systems, emergent networks with localized behavior. How Al-Qaida in the face of adversity of being one of the most hunted organizations, networks and ideology across the world show a remarkable talent for not only surviving, but also thriving under nearly a decade of war. This paper is in an effort to understand the adaptation and resilience al-Qaida has shown during the last decade, as it today has more members, a global reach and an ideological experience it lacked ten years ago.},
  author       = {Dyborn, Carl},
  keyword      = {al-Qaida,militant Islam,complexity theory,networks,complex adaptive system},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Anatomy of al-Qaida},
  year         = {2011},
}