H-S - b. States with more brutal colonial experiences are...

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Brittany Stephen PSC 332 July 28, 2010 Toward a Theory of Terrorism: Human Security as a Determinant of Terrorism I. Thesis: Poor political rights and poor human rights conditions are fundamental elements in the origin of terrorism. a. States with closed political systems have citizens who are motivated to seek opportunities outside the norms of the system. This can include unconventional means, such as terrorism. In Argentina, Peronists were excluded from the government, so some of them formed a resistance group.
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Unformatted text preview: b. States with more brutal colonial experiences are more likely to have terrorist activity. In particular, French colonialism has left a legacy of both poor political rights and a history of brutal regime characterized by gross human rights violations and repression. c. Citizens in states that perceive their status, goals, and objectives as marginalized by the structure of the international system may resort to extra-systemic means to affect change. The IRA is an example of this....
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