1-19-11 - 1/19/11 READ CHAPTER 3, Huntington, Armstrong for...

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1/19/11 READ CHAPTER 3, Huntington, Armstrong for 1/24 Monday 2/21 at 3:30 is paper topic appointment Review Know the FIRSTS in terrorism Origin and development of modern concept of terrorism (french rev, cold war, 9/11) Nobody can agree on the definition of terrorism Terrorism Defined Variance in definitions Differences in what is and is not terrorism -organization of the Islamic Conference stopped international definition of terrorism because they claimed it cant be called an immoral land when you are fighting for your homeland Reticence to use label of terrorism -in the media -fear of being PC or not -inferences of morality & legitimacy -political implications of using the T word in diplomacy 1. Motives are POLITICAL -little to no disagreement on this -challenge: new attacks on infrastructure (cyber attacks) -issue of destroying cultural values (ex. bin laden destorying american culture) 2. Targets are non-combatants/civilians -Targets of actual violence -Audience of violence (impact of violence on the actual targets, the people who have to live with it)
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3. Perpetrators are non-state actors (non governmental)
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