Liberalism seek a multilateral approach to problem of terrorism. Seek to foster cooperative relations through alliances that use international law and treat terrorism as a criminal justice and law-enforcement problem. Liberals will argue that the US’s unilateral approach was a mistake – it alienated important allies and exacerbated tensions in the world, particularly with countries like Iran. Liberals will also look to nation-building and economic development as important ways to undermine the roots of terrorism. In addition, liberals argue terrorism should be viewed as a criminal act – international judicial and police cooperation is necessary to prevent terrorist attacks from happening. Liberals will argue that contemporary terrorism is a facet of globalization – it is the dark side of globalization. In general, one could argue that terrorism evolves as technology progresses – terrorist groups take advantage of new technologies – as such, terrorism has become more destructive over time. In the 19
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This note was uploaded on 11/18/2011 for the course POLISCI 1003 taught by Professor Olson during the Fall '11 term at GWU.