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Published: 02 December 2010

328 Pages | 4 halftones, 12 line illus.


ISBN: 9780195181029

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Driven to Death

Psychological and Social Aspects of Suicide Terrorism

Ariel Merari

  • The book describes the first systematic empirical studies of the personality characteristics and motivation of suicide bombers and organizers of suicide attacks.
  • Arrested suicide bombers own accounts of the process of making suicide attacks, as well as their decisions and feelings along this process.
  • On the basis of these findings the book provides a unique comprehensive analysis of suicide attacks, showing how personality characteristics interact with group pressure and public atmosphere.
  • In analyzing suicide attacks around the world, the book relies on the most comprehensive database.

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