Whether to Kill

Whether to Kill takes a new approach to understanding terrorism. By taking first-person accounts of those involved in both violent and nonviolent action against the state, then analyzing that data via cognitive mapping, Stephanie Dornschneider has opened up new perspectives of what drives people to—or away from—the use of political violence.

Whether to Kill
The Cognitive Maps of Violent and Nonviolent Individuals

Stephanie Dornschneider

2015 | 328 pages | Cloth $79.95
Political Science
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Table of Contents

Introduction
Chapter 1. A Cognitive Mapping Approach to Political Violence
Chapter 2. Interviewing Violent and Nonviolent Individuals
Chapter 3. A Short History of the Individuals' Groups
Chapter 4. Constructing Cognitive Maps About Political Violence
Chapter 5. A Computational Analysis of Violent and Nonviolent Activism
Chapter 6. Alternative Worlds Without Violence
Conclusion

Appendix 1
Appendix 2

Notes
Bibliography
Index
Acknowledgments