Terrorism

Right-wing Terrorism and Out-group Trust: The Anatomy of a Terrorist Backlash

Terrorist attacks often lead to public backlashes. Following the attacks on July 22, 2011 in Norway, Norwegians showed support for democratic values such as “openness,” “democracy,” and “tolerance” in the public debate and in the commemorations …

Disruption, Social Capital and Resilience

A Longitudinal and Comparative Approach

Fear-triggering effects of terrorism threats: Cross-country comparison in a terrorism news scenario experiment

Terrorist attacks can instigate widespread and long-lasting fear. Mass media can enforce fear by framing the events and affecting their perceptions. We implemented a news experiment to investigate the fear-triggering effects of different types of …

Are we all Charlie? How media priming and framing affect immigration policy preferences after terrorist attacks

The effects of terrorist attacks depend on the media coverage of the attacks.

Does Trust Prevent Fear in the Aftermath of Terrorist Attacks?

This article examines the potentially buffering effect of generalized social trust on fear in the aftermath of terrorist attacks and in situations of terrorist threat. It draws on comparative, longitudinal survey data, examining the cases of the 2011 …

Terrorism and Attitudes Toward Out-groups: A Political Perspective

How does terrorism affect attitudes towards out-groups? While research has found negative effects, these effects may be dependent on more factors than has been acknowledged so far. This thesis proposes a framework for understanding the consequences …

All or None? A Four-Country Experiment on How the Threat of Terrorism Affects Support for Counterterrorism Measures

Terrorism is tightly connected to the Muslim minority in the West, and this could lead to counterterrorism measures targeting Muslims specifically. This paper uses a unique survey experiment fielded in the US, France, Finland, and Norway to study the …