09 - Seeming rise in international terrorism over the last...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: Seeming rise in international terrorism over the last 20-30 years Defining terrorism- Difficult task: one mans terrorist is another mans freedom fighter- Some argue that we should just leave it undefined- Has different references and meanings from its origins o Traced back to France and the reign of terror o During the 1800s it primarily referred to extreme dynastic rulers in Europe Propaganda by deed, using violence to get ones way o 1930s and 1940s it was used to refer to totalitarian states Hitler, Stalin o 1950s and 1960s it referred to colonialism o Referred to a broader set of groups seeking independence from old and new states Now includes drug traffickers- In general used to mean using violence against the political status quo- Brian Jenkins: if one identifies with a victim of the act, it is terrorism, if one identifies with the perpetrators, it is not- Bruce Hoffman o Director of terrorism research unit at Rand o Suggested that it is possible to define terrorism objectively...
View Full Document

This note was uploaded on 11/06/2009 for the course GOVT 395 at Cornell University (Engineering School).

Page1 / 2

09 - Seeming rise in international terrorism over the last...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online