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A preliminary theory of dark network resilience

Bakker, Rene, Raab, Jorg , & Milward, H. Brinton (2012) A preliminary theory of dark network resilience. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 31(1), pp. 33-62.

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Abstract

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.

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ID Code: 46805
Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Early View (Online Version of Record published before inclusion in an issue)
Keywords: Dark Network Resilience, Public Policy, International Crime, Terrorism
DOI: 10.1002/pam.20619
ISSN: 1520-6688
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION (160500) > Public Policy (160510)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Copyright Owner: © 2012 by the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management.
Deposited On: 03 Nov 2011 07:37
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2014 17:05

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