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Developing an explanatory model for the process of online radicalisation and terrorism
Robyn Torok
Security Informatics , 2013, DOI: 10.1186/2190-8532-2-6
Abstract: While the use of the internet and social media as a tool for extremists and terrorists has been well documented, understanding the mechanisms at work has been much more elusive. This paper begins with a grounded theory approach guided by a new theoretical approach to power that utilizes both terrorism cases and extremist social media groups to develop an explanatory model of radicalization. Preliminary hypotheses are developed, explored and refined in order to develop a comprehensive model which is then presented. This model utilizes and applies concepts from social theorist Michel Foucault, including the use of discourse and networked power relations in order to normalize and modify thoughts and behaviors. The internet is conceptualized as a type of institution in which this framework of power operates and seeks to recruit and radicalize. Overall, findings suggest that the explanatory model presented is a well suited, yet still incomplete in explaining the process of online radicalization.
Analytic study of clustering in shaken granular material using zero-range processes
Janos Torok
Physics , 2004, DOI: 10.1016/j.physa.2005.03.024
Abstract: We show that models used to described granular clustering due to vertical shaking belong to the class of zero-range processes. This correspondence allows us to derive exactly in a very easy and straightforward manner a number of properties of the models like particle distribution functions, phase diagram, and characteristic time of clusterization.
CuradermBEC5 for Skin Cancers, Is It? An Overview  [PDF]
Tania Robyn Chase
Journal of Cancer Therapy (JCT) , 2011, DOI: 10.4236/jct.2011.25099
Abstract: Skin cancer incidence is increasing at alarming rates and is considered by some as an epidemic. Its incidence is higher than all other cancers combined. The developments of new treatments have not parallelled the increased incidences of this disease. A variety of treatments are available with differing outcomes. More recently a novel topical treatment, consisting of the antineoplastic compounds solasodine rhamnosyl glycosides, solamargine and solasonine, which are derived from plant material, has been described that claims to have many advantages over the currently used skin cancer therapies. This review investigates such claims.
The Impact of Sincerity of Terrorists on Committing Terrorist Activities in Turkey  [PDF]
Ahmet Turer, Robyn Diehl McDougle
Open Journal of Social Sciences (JSS) , 2015, DOI: 10.4236/jss.2015.39034
Abstract: Research Summary: This study explores the impact of sincerity of terrorists on committing terrorist activities in Turkey. One of the researchers is a Chief of Police in Turkey and has worked in the Anti-terror Department for a considerable part of his professional career. His professional experience has shown that the more sincere a terrorist is the more violent or heedless the terrorist activity is. Thus this research academically and statistically examines this observation and finds that sincerity affects the level of violence. Attachment and adherence to the terrorist organization turn even the characteristically non-violent people into blood seeking terrorists. Policy Implications: Terrorism is still one of the major challenges that the contemporary world faces today. Governments, policy makers, and other stakeholders have great difficulty identifying effective legal mechanisms for fighting terrorism, mainly because of uncertainties regarding both the targets and offenders of terrorist acts. The current study suggests two types of policy implementations. The first is to improve socioeconomic conditions so that people will be less vulnerable to terrorist recruitment, a tactic that requires the identification of risk groups. The second is to detect terrorists and their networks, a tactic that requires the use of different types of intelligence and preventive interventions in the locations that terrorists primarily use for recruitment. The former implementation is a long-term and large-scale project, whereas the latter one is a short-term, small-scale project that appears to be more promising. The two are, however, interrelated. Simply implementing the second tactic could prevent terrorism, but in the absence of the first tactic, terrorist groups will likely find other fertile ground in which to flourish.
Health care workers' willingness to participate in and pay for smoking cessation services: Results from a hospital survey
Sachs Robyn
Tobacco Induced Diseases , 2005, DOI: 10.1186/1617-9625-3-24
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Teen Tech Week: Create, Share, Learn @ Your Library
Robyn Vittek
In the Library with the Lead Pipe , 2010,
Abstract: Have you ever noticed how many special events there are in library-land? National Library Week, Read across America Day, Teen Read Week, National Poetry Month, National Children’s Book Week—it becomes difficult to keep track! As much fun as it would be, it’s pretty much impossible to celebrate or even acknowledge each and every one of [...]
Como O Epoprostenol Vem Mudando O Desfecho Dos Pacientes Com Hipertens o Arterial Pulmonar?
Barst Robyn
PVRI Review , 2010,
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Pulmonary hypertension: Past, present and future
Barst Robyn
Annals of Thoracic Medicine , 2008,
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Translating Worlds: Is Petyarre’s Work Abstract?
Robyn Ferrell
Cultural Studies Review , 2011,
Abstract: This article explores the work of Indigenous artist Kathleen Petyarre, particularly in how modern (abstract) techniques and aesthetics intersect with traditional approaches.
Income Outcome: Life in the Corporate University
Robyn Ferrell
Cultural Studies Review , 2011,
Abstract: Higher education on the corporate model imagines students as consumers, choosing between knowledge products and brands. It imagines itself liberating the university from the dictates of the State/tradition/aristocratic self-replication, and putting it in the hands of its democratic stakeholders. It therefore naturally subscribes to the general management principles and practices of global corporate culture. These principles – transparency, accountability, efficiency – are hard to argue with in principle. But an abstract argument in political economy comes down to earth in the challenges facing the arts and humanities, after the ‘Education Revolution’, to justify their modes of life.
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