Book Terrorism and affordance / edited by Max Taylor, PM Currie.
Associated Name: Taylor, Maxwell, 1945- editor.
Associated Name: Currie, P. M. editor.
Publication year: 
Call Number HV6431 .T4569 2012
Media class: Book
Publisher: London ;New York : Continuum
ISBN: 9781441133816 144113381X
Series title: New directions in terrorism studies
Extent: viii, 204 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
In this groundbreaking work, leading scholars and experts set out to explore the utility of the concept of affordance in the study and understanding of terrorism and political violence. Affordance is a concept used in a variety of fields, from psychology to artificial intelligence, which refers to how the quality of an environment or object allows an individual to perform a specific action. This concept can represent an important element in the process of choice involved in behavior, and is closely related to situational analysis of criminal behavior. In this book, the contributors set out to explore how this concept can be used to study terrorism and, as a result, develop management strategies. Essays discuss such topics as affordance in relation to counterterrorism, technology, cyber-jihad, ideology, and political ecologies. By importing the concept of affordance and a new set of research to the study of terrorism, the authors offer an innovative and original work that challenges and adds to various aspects of situational crime prevention and counterterrorism.
Terrorism and affordance : an introduction / Max Taylor -- Affordance and situational crime prevention : implications for counter terrorism / Richard Wortley -- Conceptual and methodological explorations in affordance and counter terrorism / Paul Ekblom -- Cyber-jihad : ideology, affordance and latent motivations / Gilbert Ramsay -- Affording terrorism : idealists and materialities in the emergence of modern terrorism / Mats Fridlund -- Affordances and the new political ecologies / Roy Williams -- When are terrorists hackers? Technology, affordance and practice / Gilbert Ramsay -- Affordance, terrorism and the overestimation of offence homogeneity / Jason Roach -- Affordance as inferred opportunity? / Phil Unsworth, Rosie Alexander and Ken Pease -- Conclusion / P M Currie.