4.3 - Terrorism A form of political violence in which

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Terrorism A form of political violence in which civilians/non-combatants are intentionally targeted Terrorism can be sponsored or carried out by states (usually termed repression and includes violence against combatants) or non-state actors. Intended Effects of Terrorism Psychological : strike fear and insecurity in the population Mobilization : gain media attention and attract supporters to and/or financial support for one’s cause Political : coercively punish & gain concessions from the targeted state to address one’s grievances Trends in Terroism Most terrorism is domestic (90%) Most international terrorism (90%) targeted at states that border the one where the terrorist group resides Some evidence of increased intl. terrorism since 9/11, linked with increased mobility of terrorists from Middle East State attributes Correlated w/ higher likelihood of International Terrorism Share a border with a state that houses a terrorist group Highly industrialized
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