f_0007357_6315

F_0007357_6315 - Systemic Frustration Paradigm A New Approach to Explaining Terrorism Ogunrotifa Ayodeji Bayo The ranging balance of terror

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–3. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Alternatives: Turkish Journal of International Relations, Vol. 7, No. 1, Spring 2008 1 Systemic Frustration Paradigm: A New Approach to Explaining Terrorism Ogunrotifa Ayodeji Bayo* The ranging balance of terror exercise across different segments of the global society at the turn of the 21st century, exemplify a seeming unequal relationship between the North and the South [1] , which is nevertheless based on the formal socio-politico-economic inequality of the global system. The terrorist attacks are reflection of the changing clout of the various local and International actors, emanating out of our social life, political firmaments, economic sphere of different social classes and national states, and in our practice of democracy, rule of law, which underscores dangerous centrifugal trends and the deeply contradictions which global structural imbalance continue to prop up. The trend of Terrorism is a basic subject of sociological inquiry. The world is increasingly becoming a dangerous place to live in. Already, the world is worried over Iran and North Korea’s nuclear intent. While, the outbreak of Israeli - Hezbollah war and the United State war on terror, which has so far claimed thousand of lives, especially those of children and women. The subject matter of terrorism has stimulated a good deal of interest among social scientists. Thus, far more research has been of a descriptive nature of demonstrating who actually terrorizes whom. No substantial theory in the way of explanation has yet been developed. This paper is an attempt to explain the trend of terrorism using “ systemic frustration approach . Its adequacy will be demonstrated by two important factors. First, it seeks to explain who is a terrorist? Second, it is devoted to mapping terrorism in sociological perspectives taking into consideration its pattern across societies. It is the hope that social scientists especially sociologists will find it useful to link the connections between everyday life and large social forces and understanding how and what responsible for the increasing trend of terrorists acts and to understand why actors do (resort
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Alternatives: Turkish Journal of International Relations, Vol. 7, No. 1, Spring 2008 2 to terror) what they do, and to provide a painstaking and relevant action towards discouraging the tendency between the two actors. Even when full numerical data are missing the abstract approach presented here should, if it stands up under further research, serve to provide a cue for explaining the tendency of different actors in particular social situation. Systemic-Frustration Approach to Terrorism The appreciable ways of understanding the nature and trend of terrorism cannot be fully understood without first deepening our knowledge of the world situation or International events and how this sharpens social relation, and as such produces terrorism at the local or community level. The major bane of terrorism of all kinds is as a result of the systemic
Background image of page 2
Image of page 3
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 02/01/2012 for the course COMM 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Boise State.

Page1 / 36

F_0007357_6315 - Systemic Frustration Paradigm A New Approach to Explaining Terrorism Ogunrotifa Ayodeji Bayo The ranging balance of terror

This preview shows document pages 1 - 3. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online