Monday, December 7, 2009

Terrorism and Mood

How the heck did I miss this article when it came out?

The socionomic model continues to find correlation in the real world and would assert that public opinion matters even more deeply than these two researchers have posited.

From Science, 18 September 2009:

Attitudes and Action: Public Opinion and the Occurrence of International Terrorism
Alan B. Krueger and Jitka Malekov√°
Understanding the relationship between public attitudes and the occurrence of terrorism is important because although terrorist acts are rare, public opinion can provide an early warning signal and be an alternative indicator of terrorist threats. In addition, estimating the relationship between public opinion and acts of terrorism can help us understand the circumstances that lead to terrorism...

Unfortunately, 2010 will probably provide far too many examples of this thesis for my taste...

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