Here to Stay? The Rising Threat of Violent Dissident Republicanism in Northern Ireland

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Horgan, John and Morrison, J. 2011. Here to Stay? The Rising Threat of Violent Dissident Republicanism in Northern Ireland. Terrorism and Political Violence. 23 (4), pp. 642-669.
AuthorsHorgan, John and Morrison, J.
Abstract

Since the advent of the Good Friday peace agreement, violence associated with dissident Irish Republican groups continues to present major security challenges. While there has not been a tragedy on the scale of the 1998 Omagh bombing, the level of violent dissident Republican (VDR) activity has risen steadily in frequency since then, and in 2010 reached unprecedented levels. This article presents findings from the VDR Project at the International Center for the Study of Terrorism at Pennsylvania State University. The research is based on the extensive identification, collection, and analysis of open source material examining the nature and extent of VDR activity from 1997 to 2010. The project analyses data on VDR activity across this period as well as the individuals taking part in these violent events. The data suggests that while originally recruitment was predominantly southern based it is now more focused on Northern Ireland. Analysis of the data also indicates that the VDR leadership continues to recruit individuals with skill-sets to serve the movement's aims.

JournalTerrorism and Political Violence
Journal citation23 (4), pp. 642-669
ISSN1556-1836
0954-6553
Year2011
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Accepted author manuscript
License
CC BY
Web address (URL)http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09546553.2011.594924
Publication dates
Print09 Aug 2011
Publication process dates
Deposited14 Mar 2016
Copyright informationThis is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Terrorism and Political Violence on 09.08.11, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/09546553.2011.594924
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