From Thinking to Acting

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


Breivik’s operational phase had a long timeline and was complex of nature. It became a highly dynamic process, with a substantial amount of unpredictability involved. Most importantly this chapter illustrates how even the most ruthless terrorist acted under a number of constraints. Furthermore, uncontrollable factors such as coincidences, luck and bad luck did have an effect on the operation and the targeting process.


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Authors and Affiliations

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

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