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Title: Al-Qaeda: Who, What, Why? : Database Applications for the Al-Qaeda Statements Index
Author: Mendenhall, Rose
Advisor: Mendelsohn, Barak
Department: Haverford College. Dept. of Political Science
Type: Thesis (B.A.)
Issue Date: 2010
Honors: Herman M. Somers Prize
Abstract: This paper is written in correlation with a project that aims to provide a distinctly new perspective to current trends in terrorism research by allowing for a new and more nuanced study of statements made by al-Qaeda. This project, the Al-Qaeda Statements Index (AQSI) database project at Haverford College in Pennsylvania, is one example of how new innovations can continue to provide new insight. Unlike previous projects, the Al-Qaeda Statements Index project, when complete, will aid researches in developing a more thorough understanding of al- Qaeda's rhetoric by creating a searchable network to show complex connections among the web of various statements, keywords and ideas professed by al-Qaeda, spanning a period from the 1990s up to the present day. The AQSI will serve as both an advanced annotated bibliography for scholars seeking a starting point to study specific statements more in depth, while at the same time allowing for a quantitative analysis of the intricate connections and relationships among statements which would otherwise not be readily quantifiable or apparent
Subject: Islam and state
Subject: Al-Qaeda Statements Index
Subject: Islam and politics
Subject: Islamic fundamentalism
Subject: Qaida (Organization)
Terms of Use: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/us/
Permanent URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10066/5064

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Mendenhall, Rose. "Al-Qaeda: Who, What, Why? : Database Applications for the Al-Qaeda Statements Index". 2010. Available electronically from http://hdl.handle.net/10066/5064.

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