Problem

Terrorism


Experimental visualization of narrower problems
Other Names:
Terrorists
Nature:

Terrorism can be defined as (a) indiscriminate military violence or as (b) indiscriminate military violence by non-state organizations such as revolutionary movements or resistance or, as it is usually understood, as (c) use of terror as a political or military instrument. Because of the disagreements over who is a terrorist, there has been only feeble international cooperation on dealing with terrorism.

Background:

Terrorism is a socially constructed notion that is continuously renegotiated at the political level. It is almost a truism that one person's terrorist is another person's freedom fighter. Terrorism is generally defined as the symbolic use of actual violence, for political reasons, against non-military targets. By symbolic use, scholars of terrorism suggest that terrorism is successful when its message reaches a large public, much larger than the circle of those actually harmed by it.

Reduced By:
Informers
Values:
Terror
References:
Wardlaw, Grant: Political Terrorism: theory, tactics and counter-measures
Evron, Y: International Violence: terrorism, surprise and control
Chomsky, Noam: Pirates and Emperors: international terrorism in the real world
Herman, Edward S: Real Terror Network: terrorism in fact and propaganda
Chand, Attar: Terrorism, Political Violence and Security of Nations: a global survey of socio-political, legal and economic aspects of national, regional and international terrorism
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Wolf, John B: Fear of Fear: a survey of terrorist operations
Micklous, Edward F and Flemming, Peter A: Terrorism Nineteen Eighty to Nineteen Eighty-Seven: a selectively annotated bibliography
Burton, John: Deviance, Terrorism and War
Trager, Oliver C: Fighting Terrorism: negotiation or retaliation ?
Lakos, Amos: International Terrorism: a bibliography
O'Sullivan, Noel: Terrorism, Ideology and Revolution: the origins of modern political violence
Han, Henry H: Terrorism, Political Violence and World Order
Ontiveros, Suzanne R: Global Terrorism: a historical bibliography
O'Neill, Michael J: Terrorist Spectaculars: should TV coverage be curbed ?
Dobson, Christopher and Payne, Ronald: Counterattack: the West's battle against the terrorists
Ochberg, Frank M: Victims of Terrorism
Szumski, Bonnie: Terrorism: opposing viewpoints ser
Wilcox, Laird: Terrorism, Assassination, Espionage and Propaganda: a master bibliography
Lodge, Juliet: The Threat of Terrorism: combating political violence in Europe
Crelinsten, Ronald and Schmid, Alex: Western Responses to Terrorism
Papal Encyclical: Sollicitudo Rei Socialis: On Social Concerns
Subject(s):
Defence Espionage, subversion
Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Date of last update
20.05.2019 – 16:24 CEST