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By Social Science Bites | Published: April 3, 2017
In this Social Science Bites podcast, anthropologist Scott Atran describes how 'sacred values' prove remarkably immune to negotiation and can empower vicious terrorism or victorious revolution.
By Robert Dingwall | Published: October 26, 2015
With most works of art looking at the past, the real focus is the present. The new movie 'Suffragette,' writes Robert Dingwall, invites us to think about the consequences of political systems that are supposedly democratic but systematically exclude many voices.
By David Canter | Published: August 28, 2015
David Canter, editor of the 'The Faces of Terrorism,' questions the psychology of terrorists in the wake of the rise of ISIS.
By Suzanne Bouffard | Published: March 17, 2015
Understanding what drives terrorism offers a good first step in deterring or derailing it. In the latest article from our collaboration with the journal 'Policy Insights from Brain and Behavioral Science,' two psychologists examine what motivates terrorism -- and how our response to it can succor the bad actors.
By Michael Todd, Social Science Space editor | Published: December 22, 2014
Game theory neatly -- and sadly -- predicted the futility of using torture to extract meaning information from terror suspects, neatly predicting the results of the recent U.S. Senate report years before its release.
By Laura Dugan and Erica Chenoweth | Published: September 11, 2012
The Effectiveness of Raising the Expected Utility of Abstaining from Terrorism in Israel