An Examination of the Conditions Under Which Terrorism is Used as a Means of Political Expression
Phillips, Harold J.
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Today's modern terrorist has broadened his range of scope. Tactics of intimidation, assassination, and intrigue are used but on a much larger scale. The game of terrorism also involves more players, civilians, corporations, the news media, sympathetic governments, and technology. The complexities and controversies of modern terrorism are often difficult to comprehend. Frequently, terrorist actions are sensationalized thus clouding the reasons behind their actions. While it is never safe to generalize, there are some solid theoretical reasons why certain groups are more prone to terrorism than others. It is true that liberal democracies may never be able completely to stop terrorists' attacks but, if we as a world community ever hope to establish some type of world order, then an examination of the conditions under which groups turn to terrorism as a means of political expression must be undertaken. This Senior Independent Project is an attempt at such an examination.If you are not a current K College student, faculty, or staff member, email firstname.lastname@example.org to request access to this SIP.