Accession Number : AD1030724

Title :   Resonance Ops: How Developing Social Movements Can Operationalize Ideologies

Descriptive Note : Technical Report

Corporate Author : Naval Postgraduate School Monterey United States

Personal Author(s) : Bowns,Gabriel R

Full Text :

Report Date : 01 Dec 2016

Pagination or Media Count : 137

Abstract : Many members of the United States government seem to misunderstand one of the most important concepts of social competition and politicsthe interpretation of ideology. This qualitative study provides an explanation of how ideologies go to war armed with unique profiles for social movements. In a connected world, which includes prisons and other grievance breeding grounds, the spectrum of strategic to grassroots ideological warfare will never go away. Knowing how to fight influentially in the information domain requires a communication pathway with resonant messages for the intended audiences. After studying ideologies and social movements as domestic and international phenomena, my recommendation is an initial attempt to modify Special Operations organization and expectations and to improve their effectiveness in information warfare.

Descriptors :   culture (social sciences) , political ideologies , human behavior , national politics , political systems , information warfare , communication networks , military information support operations , psychological operations , violence , warfare , BIAS

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE