Mapping the Network of Terror
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The map below (click on it for a full scale, zoomable
PDF version) is an exercise in identifying a network of over 100 concepts
that can be associated with terror and the response to it. Different clusters
of these concepts are recognized by different constituencies for different purposes.
The challenge is to provide a framework that holds them all and discourages
the degree of denial that frequently is associated with resistance to recognition
of some of them. It is not to be assumed that the map is complete or that further
improvements could usefully be made to it.
The map was produced as a brainstorming exercise using the software package
Decision Explorer -- which also allows
such networks to be analyzed and represented as conceptual models in various
In developing the map further, links to web resources may in future be provided
from the individual concepts.