rat choice theory

Its jesse again, any chance you are able to do this by midnight?


  • Write a an essay of 500-750 words,
  • Read the article by Perry and Hasisi (2015),
  • Given what we know about Islamic jihadist terrorists, are they making deliberate rational choices in their decision-making process? Explain (Content 1),
  • Using their religious ideology, what are the perceived pros and cons of their actions (Content 2),
  • What do rational choice theorists have to contribute in explaining the ongoing “war on terrorism” (Content 3),
  • Use the GCU Library to locate three to five relevant sources in support of your content, no older than 20 years.
  • Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the GCU Style Guide,


  • Content 1: 25%
  • Content 2: 20%
  • Content 3: 20%
  • 3 to 5 Resources: 15%
  • Paragraph Development and Transitions: 8%
  • Mechanics: 9%
  • Paper Formatting: 1%
  • Citations: 2%

Required Sub-Headings

Rational Choice and Islamic Jihadist Terrorists

Religious Motivations of Terrorists and Rational Choice Theory

Rational Choice & the War on Terrorism

Potential Citations

Bryan Caplan. (2006). Terrorism: The Relevance of the Rational Choice Model. Public Choice, (1/2), 91. Retrieved from https://lopes.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=edsjsr&AN=edsjsr.30026635&site=eds-live&scope=site

Hafez, M. M. (2006). Rationality, Culture, and Structure in the Making of Suicide Bombers: A Preliminary Theoretical Synthesis and Illustrative Case Study. Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, 29(2), 165–185. https://doi-org.lopes.idm.oclc.org/10.1080/10576100500496964

Leenaars, A. A. (2004). Altruistic Suicide: A Few Reflections. Archives of Suicide Research, 8(1), 1–7.


Perry and Hasisi, “Rational Choice Rewards and the Jihadist Suicide Bomber” (2015)


  • You are not required to have a cover page.
  • Do not write an introduction or conclusion. Also, do not write an abstract.
  • Always page break the reference page.
  • Do you use apostrophe words like shouldn’t, couldn’t, etc. These words are considered informal and should not be used in an academic paper. Write out should not, could not, etc. Equals more word count too.
  • Never write in the 1st person in an academic paper unless the instructions tell you to do so. These instructions do not.
  • Don’t share your feelings. Academic papers are about research and analysis, not about nebulous feelings and emotions.
  • If you have a sub-heading, you should have a citation to support that sub-heading.