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Terrorism and Nationalism- Theory, causes and causers

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Published by VDM Verlag Dr. Mueller e.K. .
Written in English


  • Aspects of religions (non-Christian),
  • Nationalism,
  • Religion,
  • Religion - Socialissues,
  • Political Ideologies - Nationalism,
  • Religion, Politics & State,
  • Political Science : Political Ideologies - Nationalism,
  • Religion / Church & State,
  • Islam - Koran & Sacred Writings

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Number of Pages236
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Open LibraryOL12980013M
ISBN 103836415925
ISBN 109783836415927

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There is little that is straightforward about the relationship between nationalism and terrorism: each of these phenomena is deeply complex in itself, and the relationship between them is multiply so. This chapter addresses questions central to this significant relationship between two world-historical forces. First, to what extent do the politics of nationalism and its associated Author: Richard English. First, Rubenstein's thesis that the main cause of terrorism are disgruntled, disaffected, intelligentsia who are in a social and moral crisis unable to mobilize the masses. This is "a primary internal cause of terrorism, dictating to a degree its philosophy, tactics and consequences" (Rubenstein, xvii).   Loosely defined, terrorism is the use of violence to further a political or ideological goal at the expense of the general population. Terrorism can take multiple forms and have many causes, often more than one. An attack can be rooted in religious, social, or political conflicts such as when one community is oppressed by another. Moreover, in only some of the cases where demands for distinctive or unified statehood prevail has terrorism been adopted by nationalist insurgents. Thus, there is no direct causal nor unavoidable connection between separatist nationalism as expression of political discontent, socio-economic grievances or identity claims and terrorist violence.

  The Oxford Handbook of Terrorism systematically integrates the substantial body of scholarship on terrorism and counterterrorism before and after 9/ In doing so, it introduces scholars and practitioners to state of the art approaches, methods, and issues in studying and teaching these vital phenomena. This Handbook goes further than most existing collections by . Terrorism has been described variously as a tactic and strategy, a crime and a holy duty, as well as a justified reaction to oppression and an inexcusable abomination. Nationalist terrorism is a form of terrorism motivated by nationalism. Nationalist terrorists seek to form self-determination in some form, which may range from gaining greater autonomy to establishing a completely . Nationalists copied revolutionary tactics in the early twentieth century, and they were deemed to be the new terrorists. The meaning of terrorism came full circle when Communists in the Soviet Union used terrorism to subjugate the population. After World War II, terrorism appeared in anticolonial movements, political extremism, and religion. points once more. This will state once again that the main root cause of terrorism is not poverty, ideology, or psychological problems, but the failure of political systems. 2. The root causes approach It was noted that some authors believe that an approach to counter-terrorism based on addressing the root causes of terrorism may be counter-.

  The article was submitted before the ETA bombing on 30 December at the airport Barajas (Madrid) in which two people were killed. The most systematic comparison is that of Peter Waldmann, Radicalismo Étnico (Madrid: Akal, ). Cynthia L. Irvin, in her book Militant Nationalism: Between Movement and Party in Ireland and the Basque Country (Minneapolis, . Terrorism Anxiety Is Fueling Global Waves of Nationalism The fear of death aroused by terrorism is making people more right-wing. Posted The Trigger Causes of Terrorism. We spoke earlier about the root causes of terrorism; in this section we will discuss the trigger causes of terrorism. The very first condition that could be considered as a direct cause of terrorism is the existence of concrete grievances among an identifiable subgroup of a larger population, example is ethnic. Nationalism is an idea and movement that promotes the interests of a particular nation (as in a group of people) especially with the aim of gaining and maintaining the nation's sovereignty (self-governance) over its alism holds that each nation should govern itself, free from outside interference (self-determination), that a nation is a natural and ideal basis for a polity, .