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334a04536412cf822d965bf0f8ee530989425da7.doc Dartmouth 2K9 1 Table of Contents Table of Contents ........................................................................................................................................................ 1 Links – Terrorism ....................................................................................................................................................... 4 The idea of terrorism is used to produce terror among populations .......................................................................... 4 The government uses the term terrorism to envoke fear, and political action ........................................................... 5 Politicians use the term terrorist to frighten people ..................................................................................................... 6 The state uses the rhetoric of terrorism to make people fear, and act against them .................................................. 7 Construct of Islamic terrorists causes hate crimes and other forms of violence ........................................................ 9 Alt Solves – Rhetoric ................................................................................................................................................ 10 The rhetoric of terrorism needs to be questioned from multiple different angles and perspectives to develop a true understanding of the motives behind action. ....................................................................................................... 10 Emancipation from the rhetoric of terrorism allows for empowerment of the individual ...................................... 11 AT Perm – Cooption ................................................................................................................................................. 12 Engaging the critique with policy making means the alternative will be coopted. .................................................. 12 Gunning 2007 (Jerome is Lecturer in the Department of International Politics, University of Wales, Aberystwyth and Deputy Director of the Centre for the Study of Radicalisation and Contemporary Political Violence (CSRV). He is the author of Hamas in Politics: Democracy, Religion, Violence (Hurst, 2007). His research interests include Islamist movements, Islamic political thought, democratisation theory, social movement theory, political violence and transformation, and critical terrorism studies., “babies and bathwaters: reflecting on the pitfalls of critical terrorism studies”,) ............................................................................................. 12 Discourse Shapes Reality ......................................................................................................................................... 13 Since the practice of terrorism is predicated upon a discourse, these beliefs determine what kinds of terrorism occur- words are turned into reality, so the language of terror describes the operations of terrorists
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This note was uploaded on 02/23/2012 for the course DEBATE 101 taught by Professor None during the Spring '12 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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