Remember ‘take this plane to Cuba”? What if I told you that airplane hijackings as a technique go back to the 1930s!
Canadian scholar Yannick Veilleux-Lepage walks us through the ‘evolution’ of this phenomenon.
About my guest Dr. Yannick Veilleux-Lepage
Dr. Yannick Veilleux-Lepage is an Assistant Professor of Terrorism and Political violence at Leiden University in The Netherlands. He holds a doctorate in International Relations from the University of St Andrews in Scotland.
His research interests include the creation of online narratives and propaganda which fosters or normalizes terrorism; historical antecedents to terrorism; far-right extremism and the transnational links of far-right groups; ideological and technical diffusion, and the application of evolutionary theory to social sciences.
How Terror Evolves, The Emergence and Spread of Terrorist Techniques
This book contextualizes the use of terror as part of wider movements of political contention, demonstrating that terroristic innovation occurs as part of wider historical processes rather than in a vacuum.
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