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Unformatted text preview: And its logic The plan Define terrorism Think critically: Is all terrorism evil? Does terrorism work? Terrorism: common conceptions No standard profile What is terrorism? The deliberate harming of civilians for a political purpose. The deliberate harming of noncombatants and the theft or destruction of government property for a political purpose. Litany of terrorist acts Murder and kidnapping; Theft and robbery; Possession, acquisition, transport or supply of weapons or explosives; Definition: elements 4 major elements 1. It is political in nature. 2. Perpetrators are usually civilians. 3. Targets are non-combatants, property. 4. Terrorist attacks are unconventional and unpredictable. Justifications for terrorism? EU states that terrorism is never justified. What is the other side of the argument? On political leadership? Leaders create the policies. Combatants merely carry them out....
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This note was uploaded on 03/02/2012 for the course POLS 2401 taught by Professor Malbrough during the Spring '08 term at Georgia State University, Atlanta.

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