Anders B. Breivik’s Targeting Process

  • Cato Hemmingby
  • Tore Bjørgo
Part of the Palgrave Hate Studies book series (PAHS)


Here Anders Behring Breivik’s concrete ideas and plans are thoroughly addressed, providing more details on decision-making regarding the target objects from the two last levels in the data set overview. The typology introduced in Chapter 2 is used to shed light on the framework the terrorist operated within, and also the societal context in Norway at the time.


decision-making external factors ideology interaction internal factors plans: political negligence societal context societal security strategy typology 


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  1. 1.
    Breivik’s troubled childhood and the failed attempt to have him sent to a foster home are described in detail in Borchgrevink (2013). A Norwegian Tragedy: Anders Behring Breivik and the Massacre at Utøya. Cambridge: Polity;Google Scholar
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    This phenomenon is extensively covered in Moghaddam, Fathali M. (2008). How Globalization Spurs Terrorism. Westport: Praeger.Google Scholar
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    As described in general by Crenshaw, Martha (2011). Explaining Terrorism. Oxon: Routledge, 49.Google Scholar
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    NRK Østlandssendingen (2006). Advarte om bomben i 2006.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cato Hemmingby
    • 1
  • Tore Bjørgo
    • 1
  1. 1.Norwegian Police University CollegeNorway

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