Outline- lecture 12- terrorism

Outline- lecture 12- terrorism - -Terrorism as a political...

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Outline: Lecture 12 Terrorism - Terrorism as a challenge to international relations theory- the privatization of violence - The origin of the term terrorism (shift from state terrorism to non state actors). - The problem of defining terrorism (relativism; state terrorism) - Definition: The calculated use of violence (or threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear (this is just one of many possible definitions) - Terrorism ~ guerrilla warfare
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Unformatted text preview: -Terrorism as a political tool -The theatre of terror-The politics of the worst-Terrorism as provocation- the success relies on the target’s reaction -Mega terrorism -International terrorism -Asymmetrical warfare-Asymmetry in cost: terrorism is cheap- counterterrorism is expensive -The challenges of combating terrorism (especially for democracies) -The dilemma of torture -Can deterrence be a solution? -Other solutions: discriminating use of force; international policing; control of funding; dirty wars; political solutions....
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This note was uploaded on 08/24/2010 for the course POL 208 taught by Professor Wong during the Winter '08 term at University of Toronto.

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