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ERIC Number: EJ987545
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 30
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 73
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0276-8739
A Preliminary Theory of Dark Network Resilience
Bakker, Rene M.; Raab, Jorg; Milward, H. Brinton
Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, v31 n1 p33-62 Win 2012
A crucial contemporary policy question for governments across the globe is how to cope with international crime and terrorist networks. Many such "dark" networks--that is, networks that operate covertly and illegally--display a remarkable level of resilience when faced with shocks and attacks. Based on an in-depth study of three cases (MK, the armed wing of the African National Congress in South Africa during apartheid; FARC, the Marxist guerrilla movement in Colombia; and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, LTTE, in Sri Lanka), we present a set of propositions to outline how shocks impact dark network characteristics (resources and legitimacy) and networked capabilities (replacing actors, linkages, balancing integration and differentiation) and how these in turn affect a dark network's resilience over time. We discuss the implications of our findings for policymakers. (Contains 4 figures, 1 table and 8 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Colombia; South Africa; Sri Lanka