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1. The word ‘terror’ (Lat., terror ) designates fear and horror, whether or not intended. Terrorism , on the other hand, is a label for strategies that consciously introduce terror in order to reach goals extrinsic to it. It is a matter of a kind of ‘symbolical violence’ or

in The Brill Dictionary of Religion Online

One key direction in which the 9/11 event changed the world was the need for a quick, persistent and rigorous criminal justice response to terrorism in the form of legislation; strategies; policies; investigation and prosecution. Following that tragic event, the United Nations Security Council

In: Global Journal of Comparative Law
An International Law and International Relations Perspective
In this book contributors engage into the theoretical dialogue about the interplay between terrorism and organised crime. Arguing in favour of its existence, the authors of the book seek to define the phenomenon of ‘organised criminal terrorism’ and examine the appropriateness of the international and regional legal frameworks on terrorism and organised crime to address this unitary criminal phenomenon. The volume reveals similarities and differences between terrorism and organised crime that support views in favour of new international legal instruments and those that defend the current approach to combat organised criminal terrorism. Contributors hope that the book will form the basis for a more informed discussion on the issue.

Introduction Considerable debate exists within academia and policy circles over whether or not religion causes terrorism. One of the problems with this debate is that religion’s involvement in terrorism is often framed as an all-or-nothing factor — either the group’s actions and goals are

In: Numen

Terrorism and the Modern Law-and-Order State We distinguish three forms of terrorism: Terrorism “from above,” i.e. sanctioned by the authorities, in the murderous dictatorships of Stalin and Hitler in the twentieth century. The private terror of warlords and their militias in failed states

In: Theology and the Political

the terrorist threat. These blocks will be described further. The impact of democracy on terrorism has been studied in a number of studies and has produced contradictory results (see Table 1). On the one hand, the authors of some research argue that democracy is positively associated with terrorism

In: Comparative Sociology
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Terrorism: Within and Without Abstract: In the preface to Deleuze and Guattari’s Anti-Oedipus - Capitalism and Schizophrenia (1972), Michel Foucault wrote: “The strategic adversary is fascism... the fascism in us all, in our heads and in our everyday behaviour, the fascism that causes us to love

In: Territories of Evil
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Lacking clear definition, the term “terrorism” has become a weapon itself, brandished by nations and nonstate groups alike as a propagandistic label for their adversaries. The last decades of the 20th century saw the rise of efforts to clarify the concept. According to one scheme, terrorism is

In: The Encyclopedia of Christianity Online
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1. Term Lacking clear definition, the term “terrorism” has become a weapon itself, brandished by nations and nonstate groups alike as a propagandistic label for their adversaries. The last decades of the 20th century saw the rise of efforts to

in The Encyclopedia of Christianity Online
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concessions”. “Increase attacks on terrorist strongholds”. On the ground meanwhile, it’s “maximum security” and a “state of emergency”. 9/11 Onwards Of course human society has lived with terrorism for at least as long as events have been recorded. Groups such as the IRA, the Red Brigades, Intifada and

In: Educating for the Twenty-First Century: Seven Global Challenges