Class Notes (906,591)
CA (538,617)
UTSG (45,723)
POL208Y1 (501)
Lecture

Terrorism and Globalisation

3 Pages
122 Views

Department
Political Science
Course Code
POL208Y1
Professor
John Haines

This preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full 3 pages of the document.
State terror is one of the first phenomenons of international terrorism
Left wing; ideology tend to attack democracies
a.
Right wing; form of fascism, one of the bloodiest attacks on US soil
b.
The essence of terror is to achieve fear; to target limited but symbolic. Limited
violence because with limited casualties they keep their support
Common feature is limited use of violence; what they wanted was a few ppl dead but lots
watching
Separatist group; political agenda consists mostly of trying to achieve independence of some
constituency
c.
First type can be defined loosely as religious; considered as new type of terrorism -looking to
inflict mass casualties. Also this group has global reach -active in every region of the world.
Infiltrate these countries to get a base. They have a global ideology-they target the west for
what it is, not what it is doing. They profit from globalization use sophisticated ways to
communicate and use it to recruit sympathizers. They profit from globalization by acquiring
weapons of mass destruction. Biggest fear after 911 was that Al Qaeda would get nuclear
weapons. The chance of that is small though. But this chance drove the entire retaliation policy
of the US after 911. it became the top item on their agenda. Its one of the main reasons why
they decided to invade Iraq. There were other fears; a dirty bomb -a devise that triggers
radioactive materials-targets small amount of ppl so not really what terrorists want.
Explains partly why suicide terrorist become such:
Disaffected individual; may be socially isolated, poverty, Israeli have tried to achieve an average
profile for a suicide terrorist but failed because no one can come up with a single profile. Crisis
of integration. They never feel accepted fully. Also crisis of identity; loss of feeling of belonging
to their original group. Their roots were not enough to give them a sense of identity. They don't
belong where they live nor do they belong where they came from so they feel at a loss.
1.
Supportive community; may benefit financially. Someone may get some higher status if their
family member commits terrorist suicide. Group is adopting extreme tactics to be recognized-
including suicide terror. Political reasons; suicide terror is the tactic of choice for foreign
occupation. Very efficient way of attacking foreign occupation.
2.
Explain partly suicide terrorists
In Europe, they have a significant Muslim minority. So these groups represent a specificity that
is not the same as the US or Canada. The change since 911 is the following; before in Europe
theses immigrants had strong relationship with country of origin. If there was some grievance
against their country it was about a specific problem in a region of their country. Their link was
to a specific pol prob. The change is that these groups are responding to a general conflict
instead of a specific one. These groups are appealing to a general and an abstract ideology
instead of a specific instance. They are now home grown cells claiming the legitimacy of the
name Al Qaeda but their actions are not legitimately from the organization.
3 types of terrorism:
The war in Iraq has upped the number of insurgency.
Terrorism and globalization
November-04-09
5:10 PM
weekly topics Page 1
www.notesolution.com

Loved by over 2.2 million students

Over 90% improved by at least one letter grade.

Leah — University of Toronto

OneClass has been such a huge help in my studies at UofT especially since I am a transfer student. OneClass is the study buddy I never had before and definitely gives me the extra push to get from a B to an A!

Leah — University of Toronto
Saarim — University of Michigan

Balancing social life With academics can be difficult, that is why I'm so glad that OneClass is out there where I can find the top notes for all of my classes. Now I can be the all-star student I want to be.

Saarim — University of Michigan
Jenna — University of Wisconsin

As a college student living on a college budget, I love how easy it is to earn gift cards just by submitting my notes.

Jenna — University of Wisconsin
Anne — University of California

OneClass has allowed me to catch up with my most difficult course! #lifesaver

Anne — University of California
Description
Terrorismand globalization November-04-09 5:10PM Stateterrorisoneof thefirstphenomenonsofinternationalterrorism 3typesofterrorism: a. Leftwing;ideologytendtoattackdemocracies b. Rightwing;formoffascism,oneofthebloodiestattacksonUS soil c. Separatistgroup;politicalagendaconsistsmostlyoftryingtoachieveindependenceofsome constituency Commonfeatureislimiteduseofviolence;whattheywantedwasafewppldeadbutlots watching Theessenceofterroristoachievefear;to targetlimitedbutsymbolic.Limited violencebecausewithlimitedcasualtiestheykeeptheirsupport Firsttypecanbe definedlooselyasreligious;consideredasnewtypeofterrorism-lookingto inflictmasscasualties.Alsothisgrouphasglobalreach-activeineveryregionoftheworld. Infiltratethesecountriestogetabase.Theyhavea globalideology-theytargetthewestfor whatitis,not whatit isdoing.Theyprofitfromglobalizationusesophisticatedwaysto communicateanduseittorecruitsympathizers.Theyprofitfromglobalizationbyacquiring weaponsofmassdestruction.Biggestfearafter911wasthat AlQaeda wouldgetnuclear weapons.Thechanceofthatissmallthough.But thischancedrovetheentireretaliationpolicy oftheUS after911. itbecamethetop itemontheiragenda.Itsoneof themainreasonswhy theydecidedtoinvadeIraq.Therewereotherfears;adirtybomb-a devisethattriggers radioactivematerials-targetssmallamountofpplsonotreallywhatterroristswant. Anotherelementtakenintoaccountisthereligiouselement. Changedthetermsofterrorism. ThenecessityoffightingeitherMuslimcountriesthathavecompromisedtheirpurityby agreementswiththewest.Thisisallbecausetheideologiesofoneperson-aleader-donot coincidewiththeactivitiesofacountry.Theywanttoreplaceapoliticalorder.Religionalso bringsacultureofmartyrdom.Bringsthesupremejustificationforki
More Less
Unlock Document


Only page 1 are available for preview. Some parts have been intentionally blurred.

Unlock Document
You're Reading a Preview

Unlock to view full version

Unlock Document

Log In


OR

Don't have an account?

Join OneClass

Access over 10 million pages of study
documents for 1.3 million courses.

Sign up

Join to view


OR

By registering, I agree to the Terms and Privacy Policies
Already have an account?
Just a few more details

So we can recommend you notes for your school.

Reset Password

Please enter below the email address you registered with and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Add your courses

Get notes from the top students in your class.


Submit