Soc140 Lec23 11-13Social Movement ParticipationTerrorism and Terrorist MovementsoUnconventional groups that have varying degrees of formal organization and attempt to produce or prevent radical or reformist types of changeoMass society theory sees terrorist movements as being composed of socially excluded individualsoMost recent research into the personalities of those that participate in terrorist movements has concluded that they are strikingly normal people. This goes against what previous theorists have argued. However, looking at the micro level is still important because research has pointed out that the decision of individuals to become members of clandestine organizations is not an individual one.oTheoretical Levels of AnalysisoMeso (The Group)These groups of friends make the role of politics much more important in the identities of the members themselves and gradually socialize them into violence
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