Elements of Analysis Your analysis is to follow the requirements of academic writing, and should…

Elements of Analysis Your analysis is to follow the requirements of academic writing, and should cover at least the following (you may vary the structure) Introduction – In addition to orientating the reader to the topic and the document (an overview of the group and its history) this is to include o Choice of group – why you have chosen the group and the definition under which they are ‘terrorists’ Emergence o Enablers and Triggers – what factors, motivations and issues led to the emergence of the group? o Intent – what were/are the strategy and objectives of the group, and how does this relate to their actions and the stated or deduced purposes of those actions? Evolution o Drivers – what factors, motivations and issues influenced the evolution or development of the group? o Counteraction – what approaches, factors and issues constrained the group? Destiny o End – if the group ended, what brought this about o Prospects – if the group continues to pose a threat, what opportunities and pressures do they face? Observations and Insights – synthesise to draw observations and insights from your case for current and future responses to terrorism – ensure that you include o Precedent – identify lessons learned or by the subject group from other groups or events – or lessons that they might have learned from others but did not. This is VERY important as by relating your subject group to other groups studied in the subject you are demonstrating the capacity to draw historical insight. o Theory and Theorists Identify key literature/researchers AND relevant theories/theoretical perspectives (what do others have to say?) Counterfactual Examination – you may, in order to demonstrate your understanding of the drivers of ’emergence, evolution amd destiny’ use a countefactual analysis where you propose one or two plausible alternative events at key specified moments, modelled on events from the history of other groups, that might either have quickly led to the demise of the group or enhanced it.