2835 The Complexity of Terrorist Rhetoric

Friday, February 18, 2011: 3:00 PM
145B (Washington Convention Center )
Lucian Gideon Conway III , University of Montana, Missoula, MT
How might we understand terrorist rhetoric? Prior work across multiple domains of public rhetoric demonstrates the usefulness of considering its integrative complexityIntegrative complexity is a manually-coded measurement of the degree that rhetoric contains multiple dimensions that are subsequently integrated into a larger hierarchical structure. We use integrative complexity to evaluate the complexity of two terrorist (and two ideologically similar non-terrorist) groups. 
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