Area of Expertise:
Terrorism and political violence, ISIL, ISIS, causes of political violence, torture
Joseph Young's primary research interest is the cross-national causes and consequences of terrorism. His recent research explores the relationship between regime type and the propensity of a state to be the target of terrorism. Additionally, his research explores how state responses encourage or discourage future terrorism. Dr. Young has published a dozen peer-reviewed articles across academic disciplines, including political science, economics, criminology, and international studies. He has been invited to speak to organizations in the defense community and has consulted on a Department of Defense initiative focusing on countering violent extremism. He serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Human Rights and for the Paradigm Publishers International Studies Intensives Book Series. The National Science Foundation and the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism have funded his research.
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