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Unformatted text preview: Why do some transnational networks choose violence? Terrorism as Bargaining Failure Strategies of Terrorism POLSC 333: World Politics Terrorism, Terrorist Groups, and Terrorist Attacks Dr. Amanda Murdie November 16th POLSC 333: World Politics Why do some transnational networks choose violence? Terrorism as Bargaining Failure Strategies of Terrorism Icebreaker Question Is terrorism ever justi ed? Is war ever justi ed? Premeditated, politically motivated violence perpetrated against noncombatant targets by sub-national groups or clandestine agents, usually intended to in uence an audience Title 22 of the United States Code, Section 2656f(d)). transnational terrorism deaths since 1968 - about 16,000 total casualties - Hiroshima/Nagasaki - 200,000 total war deaths of civilians since 1968 - over 6 million POLSC 333: World Politics Why do some transnational networks choose violence? Terrorism as Bargaining Failure Strategies of Terrorism Basic Argument 1 Political scientists often assume terrorism is a rational decision by transnational networks. 1 even suicide terrorism 2 Terrorism is a result of bargaining failure. 1 just like war - incomplete info, credible commitment problems, issue indivisibility 3 Not all terrorist attacks have the same motives. 1 Gaining understanding of the motives and strategic logic of terrorists necessary for combating terrorism POLSC 333: World Politics Why do some transnational networks choose violence? Terrorism as Bargaining Failure Strategies of Terrorism Trends in Terrorist Attacks Are Terrorists Rational? Strategic Logic Of Terrorism Strategic Logic of Suicide Terrorism Puzzle Why do some transnational groups commonly known as terrorists resort to violence to achieve their aims? lots of transnational groups (over 60,000), most nonviolent lots of extremists, not all resort to violence POLSC 333: World Politics Why do some transnational networks choose violence? Terrorism as Bargaining Failure Strategies of Terrorism Trends in Terrorist Attacks Are Terrorists Rational? Strategic Logic Of Terrorism Strategic Logic of Suicide Terrorism Domestic v. International Terrorism POLSC 333: World Politics Why do some transnational networks choose violence? Terrorism as Bargaining Failure Strategies of Terrorism Trends in Terrorist Attacks Are Terrorists Rational? Strategic Logic Of Terrorism Strategic Logic of Suicide Terrorism Incidents of Terrorism (Domestic and International/Transnational) http://www.start.umd.edu/datarivers/vis/GtdExplorer.swf POLSC 333: World Politics Why do some transnational networks choose violence? Terrorism as Bargaining Failure Strategies of Terrorism Trends in Terrorist Attacks Are Terrorists Rational? Strategic Logic Of Terrorism Strategic Logic of Suicide Terrorism Incidents of Transnational Terrorism - US POLSC 333: World Politics Why do some transnational networks choose violence?...
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This note was uploaded on 09/06/2011 for the course POLSC 333 taught by Professor Aren during the Spring '11 term at Kansas State University.

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