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Walking Away from Terrorism


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Foreword Preface: A Personal Reflection on Fieldwork 1. Qualities Are Not Causes 2. How, When and Why Terrorism Ends 3. "Prison was a good thing" 4. "I volunteered" 5. "There is no conscious decision" 6. "A step too far" 7. "They were once my people" 8. "I don't believe in integration" 9. Conclusions Bibliography

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Dr. John Horgan is Director of the International Center for the Study of Terrorism at Penn State University


'John Horgan's contribution is immense !This is a must-read book for any person who wishes to understand the complex psychological processes that influence terrorists behavior and especially what makes terrorists relinquish violence.' - Ariel Merari, Department of Psychology, Tel Aviv University 'Walking Away from Terrorism presents a thoughtfully argued and carefully documented examination of why individuals decide to leave radical and extremist movements--an issue that has been largely neglected by researchers.' - Gary LaFree, Director, START Center, University of Maryland 'Why do individuals stop being terrorists? Drawing from fascinating personal interviews, psychologist John Horgan answers this question, demolishing myths and replacing them with real stories about real people...A superb book, packed with welcome insights.' - Audrey Cronin, US National War College 'John Horgan's meticulous research breaks new ground . His acute understanding of the complex factors that can lead to disillusion and withdrawal from terrorism makes this book an indispensable source for academics and the security professionals.' - Paul Wilkinson, University of St Andrews

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