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Al-Qaeda: Who, What, Why? : Database Applications for the Al-Qaeda Statements Index

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dc.contributor.advisor Mendelsohn, Barak Mendenhall, Rose 2010-08-04T13:05:53Z 2010-08-04T13:05:53Z 2010
dc.description.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
dc.description.sponsorship Haverford College. Dept. of Political Science
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.subject.lcsh Islam and state
dc.subject.lcsh Al-Qaeda Statements Index
dc.subject.lcsh Islam and politics
dc.subject.lcsh Islamic fundamentalism
dc.subject.lcsh Qaida (Organization)
dc.title Al-Qaeda: Who, What, Why? : Database Applications for the Al-Qaeda Statements Index en
dc.type Thesis (B.A.) en
dc.description.refereed Herman M. Somers Prize

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