Date of Submission
Open Access Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
© 2017 Makella A. Brems
This thesis looks beyond the sensationalized coverage of Islamic State and instead utilizes Islamic State materials as a window into the remote radicalization and recruitment process of susceptible English-speaking individuals in the West. This thesis considers Islamic State’s mode of operation in conjunction with the appeals made in its online materials to devise a framework for understanding how Islamic State materials interact with susceptible individuals. The framework lends insight into how the body tasked with creating counter-narratives within the U.S. State Department can more effectively disrupt the remote recruitment and radicalization process.
Brems, Makella, "Islamic State Online Recruitment: Narratives and Counter-Narratives" (2017). CMC Senior Theses. 1708.