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Political Science
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POLI 244
Stephen Saideman

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Definitions The use of violence against non-combattants to terrify societies and achieve political goals Organized crime is not terrorism Because it's not set on a political agenda Guerilla warfare Targets military personnel NOT terrorism Rare form of death In most countries Kinds Public targets e.g. kidnapping Remote controlled bombs Small-arms attacks Suicide attacks Potential for worse Improving weapon technology Biological/chemical/radiological Where? 1. Iraq 2. Afghanistan 3. Pakistan 4. Somalia 5. India 6. Rep. of Congo 7. Russia Causes General Tactic Similar to other kinds of violence Specific Pressure on gov. thru civilians Pressure on civilians themselves Why? Groups that tried to make changes in peaceful ways, got repressed, and decided to be violent Effects Loss of human life More than 50% civilians Economic damages Political consequences Lack of trust in government's ability Can impac
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