Introduction

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  18. John Horgan, The Psychology of Terrorism, 2nd ed. (Abingdon, U.K.: Routledge, 2014).
  19. Alison Pargeter, “North African Immigrants in Europe and Political Violence,” Studies in Conflict & Terrorism 29, no. 8 (December 2006): 731–47.
  20. Alison Pargeter, “Radicalisation in Tunisia,” in Islamist Radicalisation in North Africa:
    Politics and Process, ed. by George Joffe, 71–94 (Abingdon, U.K.: Routledge, 2011).
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    POMEPS Studies, no. 2 (October 16, 2012).
  22. Daveed Gartenstein-Ross and Tara Vassefi, “Perceptions of the ‘Arab Spring’ Within
    the Salafi-Jihadi Movement,” Studies in Conflict & Terrorism 35, no. 12 (2012): 831–48; and Donald Holbrook, “Al-Qaeda’s Response to the Arab Spring,” Perspectives on Terrorism 6, no. 6 (2012).
  23. William F. McCants, “Al Qaeda’s Challenge: The Jihadists’ War with Islamist Demo- crats,” Foreign Affairs 90, no. 5 (September/October 2011).
  24. Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, “Al-Qaeda Is Winning,” Atlantic, September 8, 2011.
  25. Alex S. Wilner, “Opportunity Costs or Costly Opportunities? The Arab Spring, Osama Bin Laden, and Al-Qaeda’s African Affiliates,” Perspectives on Terrorism 5, no. 3–4
    (2011): 50–62.
  26. Shiraz Maher and Peter R. Neumann, Al-Qaeda at the Crossroads: How the Terror
    Group Is Responding to the Loss of Its Leaders & the Arab Spring (International Centre
    for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence, August 2012), 7 and 15.
  27. Clinton Watts, “What If There Is No Al-Qaeda? Preparing for Future Terrorism,” Foreign Policy Research Institute, E-Notes, July 2012.
  28. Leah Farrall, “Some Quick Thoughts on Reports Abu Yahya al-Libi Has Been Killed,”
    All Things Counterterrorism (blog), June 6, 2012.
  29. Daveed Gartenstein-Ross and Amichai Magen, “The Jihadist Governance Dilemma,”
    Washington Post, July 18, 2014.
  30. Brian Fishman, Fourth Generation Governance: Sheikh Tamimi Defends the Islamic State of Iraq (West Point, N.Y.: Combating Terrorism Center, Harmony Program, March 23, 2007).
  31. Brian Fishman, Dysfunction and Decline: Lessons Learned from Inside Al‐Qa‘ida in Iraq (West Point, N.Y.: Combating Terrorism Center, Harmony Project, March 16, 2009).
  32. Brian Fishman, Redefining the Islamic State: The Fall and Rise of Al-Qaeda in Iraq (Washington, D.C.: New America Foundation, National Security Studies Program Policy Paper, August 2011).
  33. Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, “The Deadly Cycle of Terror That Has Iraq and Syria in Its Grip,” Spectator, June 21, 2014.
  34. Aaron Y. Zelin, “The ISIS Guide to Building An Islamic State,” Atlantic, June 13, 2014; and Aaron Y. Zelin, “The Islamic State’s Territorial Methodology,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, Research Notes, no. 29 (January 2016).
  35. Twitter discussion between ShamiWitness and Marwan-el-Tounisi.
  36. Rukmini Callimachi, “Yemen Terror Boss Left Blueprint for Waging Jihad,” Associated Press, August 9, 2013.
  37. Callimachi, “Yemen Terror Boss.”
  38. Abu Zubayr ‘Adil Bin ‘Abd Allah al-Abab, “Gains and Benefits of Control Over Parts
    of Abyan and Shabwah,” Minbar al-Tawhid wa-l-Jihad, July 7, 2012.
  39. Christopher Anzalone, “Insurgency, Governance, and Legitimacy in Somalia: A Reassessment of Harakat al-Shabab al-Mujahideen, its Rhetoric & Divisions,” al-Wasat,
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  40. Robin Simcox, “Ansar al-Sharia and Governance in Southern Yemen,” Current Trends
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  41. Aaron Y. Zelin, “Jihadi Soft Power in Tunisia: Ansar al-Shari’ah’s Convoy Provides
    Aid to the Town of Haydrah in West Central Tunisia,” al-Wasat, February 21, 2012.
  42. Marc Sageman, Leaderless Jihad: Terror Networks in the Twenty-First Century (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008), 132.
  43. Sageman, Leaderless Jihad, 133.
  44. Bruce Hoffman, “The Myth of Grass-Roots Terrorism: Why Osama bin Laden Still Matters,” Foreign Affairs 87, no. 3 (May/June 2008).
  45. Hoffman, “The Myth of Grass-Roots Terrorism.”
  46. Bruce Hoffman, “The Leaderless Jihad’s Leader: Why Osama Bin Laden Mattered,”
    Foreign Affairs, May 13, 2011.
  47. Eliane Tschaen Barbieri and Jytte Klausen, “Al Qaeda’s London Branch: Patterns of
    Domestic and Transnational Network Integration,” Studies in Conflict and Terrorism
    35, no. 6 (June 2012): 427.
  48. Barbieri and Klausen, “Al Qaeda’s London Branch.”
  49. Peter Neumann, Ryan Evans, and Raffaello Pantucci, “Locating Al Qaeda’s Center of
    Gravity: The Role of Middle Managers,” Studies in Conflict and Terrorism 34, no. 11
    (November 2011): 829.
  50. Neumann, Evans, and Pantucci, “Locating Al Qaeda’s Center of Gravity,” 828.
  51. Neumann, Evans, and Pantucci, “Locating Al Qaeda’s Center of Gravity,” 829.
  52. John Gerring, “Mere Description,” British Journal of Political Science 42, no. 4 (October 2012): 721–46.
  53. Max Besbris and Shamus Khan, “Less Theory. More Description,” Sociological Theory 35, no. 2 (2017).
  54. Sidney Tarrow, Power in Movement: Social Movements and Contentious Politics, 3rd ed. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011), 9.
  55. Carrie Rosefsky Wickham, Mobilizing Islam: Religion, Activism, and Political Change in Egypt (New York: Columbia University Press, 2002), 4.
  56. Quintan Wiktorowicz, ed., Islamic Activism: A Social Movement Theory Approach, Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2004.
  57. Quinn Mecham, Institutional Origins of Islamist Political Mobilization (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017), 15.
  58. Charles Tilly, Democracy (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007).
  59. Erica Chenoweth, “Terrorism and Democracy,” Annual Review of Political Science 16
    (2013): 355–78.
  60. Donna della Porta and Mario Diani, Social Movements: An Introduction, 2nd ed.
    (Oxford: Blackwell, 2006); Charles Tilly, Contentious Politics (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006); Sidney Tarrow, The New Transnational Activism (Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2005); Doug McAdam, John D. McCarthy, and Mayer N. Zald, eds., Comparative Perspectives on Social Movements: Political Opportunities, Mobilizing Structures, and Cultural Framings (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996); and Tarrow, Power in Movement; and Jeff Goodwin and James M. Jasper, eds., The Social Movements Reader: Cases and Concepts, 2nd ed. (Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley-Blackwell, 2009).
  61. della Porta and Diani, Social Movements, 31.
  62. Tarrow, Power in Movement, 195–214.
  63. To look at the Freedom House Reports more in full, see https://freedomhouse.org
    /report/freedom-world/2011/tunisia, https://freedomhouse.org/report/freedom-world /2012/tunisia, https://freedomhouse.org/report/freedom-world/2013/tunisia, https:// freedomhouse.org/report/freedom-world/2014/tunisia, and https://freedomhouse.org /report/freedom-world/2015/tunisia.
  64. McAdam, McCarthy, and Zald, Comparative Perspectives on Social Movements, 3.
  65. Wickham, Mobilizing Islam, 8.
  66. Heather S. Gregg, “Religious Resources and Terrorism,” Numen 65, no. 2–3 (2018).
  67. Robert D. Benford and David A. Snow, ‘‘Framing Processes and Social Movements:
    An Overview and Assessment,’’ Annual Review of Sociology 26 (2000): 615.
  68. “Letter to Mullah Mohammed ‘Omar from Usama bin Ladin,” June 5, 2002. Located in the United States Military Academy’s Combatting Terrorism Center’s online Har-
    mony Database, Document #: AFGP-2002-600321.
  69. Jeffry R. Halverson, H. L. Goodall Jr., and Steven R. Corman, Master Narratives of
    Islamist Extremism (New York: Palgrave McMillan, 2011), 13.
  70. Michael Page, Lara Challita, and Harris, Alistair, “Al Qaeda in the Arabian Penin-
    sula: Framing Narratives and Prescriptions,” Terrorism and Political Violence 23, no. 2
    (February 2011): 150–72.
  71. Thomas Hegghammer, “Why Terrorists Weep,” Paul Wilkinson Memorial Lecture,
    University of St. Andrews, April 16, 2015, https://web.archive.org/web/20180820134435 /http://hegghammer.com:80/files/Hegghammer-_Wilkinson_Memorial_Lecture .pdf.
  72. Adam Dolnik, “Conducting Field Research on Terrorism: A Brief Primer,” Perspectives on Terrorism 5, no. 2 (2011): 31–32.
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