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dc.contributor.advisorStout, Mark
dc.creatorGenest, Shannon A
dc.date.accessioned2020-02-06T04:14:34Z
dc.date.available2020-02-06T04:14:34Z
dc.date.created2019-12
dc.date.issued2019-12-19
dc.date.submittedDecember 2019
dc.identifier.urihttp://jhir.library.jhu.edu/handle/1774.2/62320
dc.description.abstractIslamic State (IS) caught the world’s attention because of their brutality and their individuality by using the globalized world in unprecedented ways. One of their introductions was the weaponization of Commercial-Off-the-Shelf (COTS) drones. This research is an exploration of COTS drone proliferation across terrorist organizations through Diffusion of Innovation (DOI) theory’s four characteristics of diffusion: innovation, communication, time, and social system. Using a mixed methods approach, this research examines how DOI explains the international community is experiencing the “early adopter” phase of diffusion innovation. Viewing terrorist organizations’ use of COTS drone through the lens of DOI theory explains current trends and offers insight into future capabilities.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherJohns Hopkins University
dc.subjectInnovation, Terrorism, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
dc.titleThe Exploration of Terrorist's Use of Unmanned Aerial Systems using the Diffusion of Innovation Theory
dc.typeThesis
thesis.degree.disciplineGlobal Security Studies
thesis.degree.grantorJohns Hopkins University
thesis.degree.grantorAdvanced Academic Programs
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameM.A.
dc.date.updated2020-02-06T04:14:34Z
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thesis.degree.departmentGlobal Security Studies
dc.contributor.committeeMemberClark, Sarah
dc.contributor.committeeMemberO'Byrne, Sara
dc.publisher.countryUSA
dc.creator.orcid0000-0002-9673-840X


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