An exploratory study on the identifiable, classifiable, and predictive nature of extremist content and communication

Phillip De Bruyn

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

59 Downloads (Pure)

Abstract

Counter-responses to online extremism require the preliminary steps of identification, classification, and ultimately prediction of such behaviour. This thesis introduces an exploratory attempt to develop a dimension-based construct taxonomy from empirical insights into extremists, fundamentalists, lslamists, and jihadists, as a foundation upon which to build practical research. It contributes a detailed review of studies, qualified by the inclusion of individual level findings, a data-driven means to examine extremist content and communication, and an application of complex mixed methods across three papers, including machine learning to predict ideology and behaviour, in pursuit of a much-needed practical exploration of extremist phenomena.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Thesis sponsors
Award date5 May 2020
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2020

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'An exploratory study on the identifiable, classifiable, and predictive nature of extremist content and communication'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this