Political Science 1020E Lecture Notes - Canadian Identity, International Inequality, Psychopathy
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Terrorism and globalization
•Growing global inequality
○Frustrated young men, and women and children Sweden, England,
○Global civil war?
•Everyone wants to be Canadian?
○Easy to integrate self into the Canadian identity
○It shields you, and adds a security to your lifestyle
•Globalization of terrorism has facilitated and increased power for states
○Limitations to civil liberties Patriot Act
○Increased extra-legal and extra sovereign powers of states
○Revitalized power of some states militaries Russia, India, USA
○Muted opposition to some hardline approaches – Arar Case
•Is terrorism the biggest threat?
○Developing countries face greater threat from AIDS and more
○Developed countries face greater threat from gang and other
•US – 1990 = 37000 firearm deaths/200 international
•2004: 42,646 Car accidents
○Realignment of economic priorities and internal flows in some
○Re-regulation – who should pay the cost of security? (point of origin or
○Diplomatic pressure or surgical warfare against states Does this
○Deterrence – buyout terrorists, subvert network, violate human rights
○Decapitate network hydra? Whose head?
○State-level prosecution – no “international terrorism court” to
prosecute or intervene
○Negations? I.E. Ireland
Government has mandate and willing to make concessions
Terrorist group willing to self-evaluate and make concessions
○Need for effective intelligence gathering and action