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En ny form av terrorism?: En kritisk analys av Jeffrey Kaplans femte våg modell
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

In this essay I examine and criticize Jeffrey Kaplans fifth wave theory of terrorism, the theory is an addition and through the elaboration of professor David C. Rapoports classic Fourth wave theory. I have chosen to do that   by comparing al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and the Islamic State using their corresponding magazines Inspire and Dabiq. The goal of this exercise is to prove that what we experience with the Islamic State is not the beginning of a new wave of terrorism as Kaplan call it, but a state in making. Kaplans fifth wave gives us a good method to analyze terror organizations in between the state of organization and state but fails to live up to a new wave of terrorism. I therefore argue that what we are seeing for the movement is not the birth of a fifth wave, but rather a new development of a fourth.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 35 p.
Keyword [sv]
Terrorism, Dabiq, IS, ISIL, ISIS, AQAP, Rapaport, Kaplan
National Category
Religious Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-296315OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-296315DiVA: diva2:938196
Subject / course
History of Religions
Educational program
Bachelor Programme in Theology and Religious Studies
Available from: 2016-06-16 Created: 2016-06-15 Last updated: 2016-06-16Bibliographically approved

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