What is Cyberterrorism?:Findings from a Survey of Researchers

Jarvis, Lee and Macdonald, Stuart (2015) What is Cyberterrorism?:Findings from a Survey of Researchers. Terrorism and Political Violence, 27 (4). pp. 657-678. ISSN 1556-1836

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Abstract

This article reports on a recent survey designed to capture understandings of cyberterrorism across the global research community. Specifically, it explores competing views, and the importance thereof, amongst the 118 respondents on three definitional issues: (a) the need for a specific definition of cyberterrorism for either policymakers or researchers; (b) the core characteristics or constituent parts of this concept; and (c) the value of applying the term ‘‘cyberterrorism’’ to a range of actual or potential scenarios. The article concludes by arguing that while a majority of researchers believe a specific definition of cyberterrorism necessary for academics and policymakers, disagreement around what this might look like has additional potential to stimulate a rethinking of terrorism more widely.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: cyberterrorism,definition,survey,terrorism,terrorism research,terrorism studies
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies
University of East Anglia > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Political, Social and International Studies
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Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 22 May 2014 12:02
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2019 14:23
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/48405
DOI: 10.1080/09546553.2013.847827

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