Notes on class # 10

Notes on class # 10 - Class notes for November 15, 2010...

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What is terrorism and who are terrorists? Terrorist: not good definitions but there are guidelines Involes violence or threat of violence The victim of their act and the person of the group they are trying to end the message to are not the same We don’t see terrorism as attacking a president but civilians Deliberate targeting of civilian Is terrorism rational? It is based on having rational actors We change them because they are rational Timing of attacks, it happens in clusters o Attakcs in Israel Target of attacks Democracies are the target, because the people have the power If you target an autocracy the leader can choose not to care o Terrosist are thinking like this rationally to achieve their goals Most terrorist groups have to do with homeland: this is a really valuable goal o High risk strategy o People willing to carry out this acts How does terrorism work? Cannot defit another state by conventional ways
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This note was uploaded on 11/29/2010 for the course IR 109 taught by Professor Heinz during the Spring '10 term at Rochester.

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