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Unformatted text preview: Nakul Shah Honors Globalization & Social Movements October 17, 2010 The timeline of history has recently been divided into two distinct eras, a time before the September 11 th terror attacks, and “post 9/11.” Many believe that the terror attacks have pitted a particular culture of the West against a Middle Eastern culture of terror and radical Islam. Vandana Shiva in “Globalisation and Talibanisation” argues that there is no distinction between the two cultures. Rather, facets of our environments breed terror or collectiveness, which is spelled out in Susan Hawthorne’s After Shock . The organization of people around a common cause can take multiple routes, and Shiva sees radical fundamentalism rooted in a culture of “we vs. them” as well as a vacancy of democracy caused by the WTO, IMF, and World Bank. Extremism and talibanisation in nations such as Afghanistan were made possible by the dismantling of democracy by these bodies, allowing factions to take over. This is only possible by the dismantling of democracy by these bodies, allowing factions to take over....
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- Spring '11
- Al-Qaeda, Vandana Shiva, transnational civil society, 11th terror attacks