TSAS

TSAS WP17-04: ‘Reporting Suspicion in Canada Insights from the fight against money laundering and terrorist financing’

Publisher: TSAS
Geography: Canada
Year: 2017
Description:

Following the premise that suspicion is less an event than a process, how do banks produce suspicion about financial transactions for reporting purposes? To what extent the quality of suspicious – …

TSAS WP17-03: The Experience of Canadian Muslim Civil-society Organization and Activists in Influencing and Shaping Counter-terrorism Legislation and Policy

Author(s): Tufyal Choudhury
Publisher: TSAS
Year: 2017
Description:

The main objective of this research is to understand the experiences of Canadian Muslim civil-society organisations that seek to influence counter-terrorism legislation and policy. I use the public debate surrounding – …

TSAS WP17-02: Broadening our Understanding of Anti-Authority Movements in Canada

Publisher: TSAS
Geography: Canada, North America
Year: 2017
Subjects: Extremism

TSAS WP17-01: A Concurrent Evaluation of Threat Assessment Tools for the Individual Assessment of Terrorism

Publisher: TSAS
Geography: Canada, North America
Year: 2017
Description:

This research examines what is the content overlap among three tools that may be relevant for assessing an individual’s risk for terrorist violence: Version 3 of the Historical-Clinical-Risk Management—20 (HCR-20 – …

TSAS WP16-13: Trying to Talk to Terrorists: Ethical and Methodological Challenges in Canada

Publisher: TSAS
Geography: Canada
Year: 2016
Description:

Scholars have long shied away from talking to terrorists. This is because there are significant methodological and ethical problems posed by such research. How can we manage those challenges and – …

TSAS WP16-10: Research into How Resources are Acquired, Moved and Used to Support Acts of Terrorism

Publisher: TSAS
Year: 2016
Description:

The study was directed to answer six questions on terrorist resourcing in Canada through a comparative analysis that identified: resourcing activities; actors involved; interconnections of activities; importance of different forms; – …

TSAS WP16-11: Jihad in the Jazeera: Explaining The Islamic State’s Growing Insurgent Threat in Egypt

Publisher: TSAS
Geography: Egypt
Year: 2016
Description:

Why did Wilayat Sinai – The Islamic State’s affiliate in the Sinai Peninsula – evolve to become an unprecedented challenge to the Egyptian state?

TSAS WP16-09: Social impacts of the securitized arrival experiences of in-Canada refugee claimants

Author(s): Osterberg--Erin
Publisher: TSAS
Geography: Canada
Year: 2016
Description:

This multi-sited research included qualitative interviews with 19 in-Canada refugee claimants declared convention refugees under the new (since Dec 1, 2012) immigration legislation. The research sought to answer two questions: – …

TSAS WP16-07: Cheering on the Jihad: An Exploration of Women’s Participation in Online Pro-jihadist Networks

Publisher: TSAS
Description:

This paper poses the following questions: 1. Can identifiable patterns of engagement by female posters be discerned based on content of posts? 2. Does the type of the jihadist group – …

TSAS WP16-06: Teaching CVE: a review of the Preventing Violent Extremism and Radicalisation in Australia handbook, and challenges across policy and practice

Author(s): Nolan--Elanna
Publisher: TSAS
Geography: Australia
Description:

(1) What are some of the key issues and challenges that emerged following the release of the Preventing Violent Extremism and Radicalisation in Australia (PVERA) handbook? (2) What lessons that – …

TSAS WP16-05: Assessment of the state of knowledge: Connections between research on the social psychology of the Internet and violent extremism

Publisher: TSAS
Description:

This paper seeks to answer the question: How does social psychology contribute to our understanding of the link between the Internet and violent extremism?

TSAS WP16-04: Bridging the National Security Accountability Gap: A Three-Part System to Modernize Canada’s Inadequate Review of National Security

Publisher: TSAS
Geography: Canada
Year: 2016
Description:

This paper examines existing challenges associated with the current structure of national security accountability review in Canada. It then draws on best practices in other jurisdictions to propose a systematic – …

TSAS WP16-03: Taking Hoaxes Seriously: Characteristics of Terrorism Hoaxes and their Perpetrators

Author(s): Tishler-- Nicole
Publisher: TSAS
Year: 2016
Description:

What can existing literature and available data tell us about terrorism hoaxes (i.e. those incidents that are believed to be acts of serious terrorism, but do not actually involve any – …

TSAS WP16-02: Impromptu Initiative: Security Certificates and Scale

Author(s): Speed-- Shannon
Publisher: TSAS
Year: 2016
Description:

This paper offers some background and theoretical framing as part of a larger project on the Canadian Security Certificate Initiative. Here I consider questions about different ways of thinking about – …

TSAS WP16-01: Policies and Responsibilities for Governing Violent Extremism at Ontario Universities

Author(s): Ford--Katie
Publisher: TSAS
Year: 2016
Description:

This research looks at the governance of violent extremism on Ontario university campuses. Specifically, it explores: 1) how Ontario universities are governed; 2) how student organizations (such as clubs) and – …

TSAS WP15-06: Traits de personnalité et terrorisme

Author(s): CSIS–
Publisher: TSAS

TSAS WP15-05: Personality Traits and Terrorism

Author(s): CSIS–
Publisher: TSAS
Year: 2015

TSAS WP15-04: No Sandwiches Here: Representations of Women in Dabiq and Inspire Magazines

Author(s): Huey-- Laura
Publisher: TSAS
Year: 2015
Description:

How, and to what extent, are women represented within Dabiq and Inspire magazines? As we know from a wealth of mass media reporting, women are increasingly the focus of recruiters – …

TSAS WP15-03: Quantifying and Qualifying Charisma: A Theoretical Framework for Measuring the Presence of Charismatic Authority in Terrorist Groups

Author(s): Hofmann-- David
Publisher: TSAS
Year: 2015
Description:

In order to stimulate the production of robust and replicable empirical research on the dynamics of charismatic leadership in terrorist groups, this working paper operationalizes the social-scientific concept of charismatic – …

TSAS WP15-02: Terrorist Babble and the Limits of the Law: Assessing a Prospective Canadian Terrorism Glorification Offence

Publisher: TSAS
Year: 2015
Description:

Since 2007, the Canadian government has repeatedly expressed interest in a terrorism “glorification” offence, responding to internet materials regarded by officials as terrorist propaganda and as promoting “radicalization”. In the – …

TSAS WP15-01: The Global Fight Against Terror: An Analysis of the Effectiveness of Counter-terrorism Governance

Publisher: TSAS
Year: 2015
Description:

What does counter-terrorism governance currently look like at the national, regional, and global levels, how effective has it been, and what are some possible ways forward? Since 9/11, intense efforts – …

TSAS WP14-11: Can “Dangerous Speech” be Used in Explaining “Lone-Wolf” Terrorism?

Author(s): MacLean-- Jesse
Publisher: TSAS
Geography: Canada
Year: 2014
Description:

“Lone wolf terrorism” challenges security scholars and practitioners alike with its unpredictable and ambiguous nature. One of the greatest of these challenges is contextualizing the part of socialization and indoctrination – …

TSAS WP14-10: Social Perspectives on National Security: A review of recent literature

Publisher: TSAS
Year: 2014
Description:

This review was commissioned by TSAS to survey the ways in which academic researchers have been trying to understand the experiences of exclusion by marginalized youth, and how these might – …

TSAS WP14-07: The Process of Radicalization: Right-Wing Skinheads in Quebec

Publisher: TSAS
Year: 2014
Description:

This research studies the radicalization process of right-wing skinheads in the province of Quebec by identifying the mechanisms that shape pathways toward extremism and violence.

TSAS WP14-06: (Mis)Understanding Muslim Converts in Canada: A Critical Discussion of Muslim Converts in the Contexts of Security and Society

Publisher: TSAS
Year: 2014
Description:

This research seeks to understand the causes and processes of Islamic conversion in Canada through this initial study of Islamic conversion in Ontario. It attempts to contextualize Islamic conversion within – …

TSAS WP14-05: The Effectiveness & Effects of Canada’s Integrated National Security Enforcement Teams

Publisher: TSAS
Year: 2014
Description:

This paper is part of a larger project that studies the emergence of the idea of integration together with its implications. This paper asks: how has the idea of integration – …

TSAS WP14-04: Eco-Terrorism and the Corresponding Legislative Efforts to Intervene and Prevent Future Attacks

Publisher: TSAS
Year: 2014
Description:

This study reviews the extent of attacks related to eco-terrorism from 1970 to 2012 to understand the development of this relatively new phenomenon in Canada, Japan and the United States. – …

TSAS WP14-03: Right-wing Extremism in Canada

Publisher: TSAS
Year: 2014
Description:

What factors may promote violent right-wing extremism in Canada, and how is it connected to similar movements in the US and Europe? What impacts might this violence have on radicalization – …

TSAS WP14-02: Between Here and There: Pre- and Post-migration Experiences and Generalized Trust among Recent Immigrants in Canada

Publisher: TSAS
Geography: Canada, North America
Year: 2014
Description:

This study examines levels and origins of trust among recent immigrants in Canada.

TSAS WP14-01: Researching Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism through a Network Lens

Publisher: TSAS
Year: 2014
Description:

In this paper, we argue that integrating network concepts and network methods to the study of terrorism and counter-terrorism are central ingredients in bringing the field forward from theoretical, empirical, – …

Twenty Important Journal Articles and Reports on Terrorist Radicalization

Author(s): Hofmann– David
Publisher: TSAS
Year: 2012

TSAS WP13-04: Les théories des mouvements sociaux et la dialectique des niveaux: un cadre d’analyse pour l’étude des évolutions d’Al-Qaïda au Maghreb islamique.

Author(s): Bencherif-- Adib
Publisher: TSAS
Year: 2013
Description:

Le développement d’Al-Qaïda au Maghreb islamique (AQMI) dans l’espace sahélo-saharien est-il le résultat de choix stratégiques du groupe en réponse à des contraintes et opportunités environnementales ou le fruit de – …

TSAS WP13-03: Les Dimensions Émotionnelles du Terrorisme

Author(s): Ducol-- Benjamin
Publisher: TSAS
Year: 2013
Description:

Quel(s) rôle(s) pour les émotions et dynamiques affectuelles dans les processus de radicalisation violente et d’engagement individuel dans le terrorisme ?

TSAS WP13-02: Le projet de loi antiterroriste canadien: une sélection sécuritaire

Publisher: TSAS
Geography: Canada, North America
Year: 2013
Description:

Comment les parlementaires canadiens ont-ils défini le problème du terrorisme dans le cadre des débats sur le projet de loi antiterroriste canadien (C-36), qui ont eu lieu du 15 octobre – …

TSAS WP13-01: C, B, R, or N: The Influence of Related Industry on Terrorists’ Choice in Unconventional Weapons

Author(s): Tishler-- Nicole
Publisher: TSAS
Year: 2013
Description:

The assumption of technological determinism for CBRN underlies Canadian policy, but it has not been empirically tested.