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study of terrorism : definitional problems

Brian Michael Jenkins

study of terrorism : definitional problems

by Brian Michael Jenkins

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Published by The Rand Corp. in Santa Monica, Calif .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Terrorism

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    StatementBrian Michael Jenkins.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination10 p. ;
    Number of Pages10
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL13634403M
    OCLC/WorldCa7787013

    The Future Study of Terrorism. Richard English (University of St Andrews) Abstract. This article reflects on the central problems to be faced over the next fifty years of the academic study of terrorism. It discusses a series of problems that are sometimes raised (regarding definition, the division between Critical Terrorism. Author (s) / Editor (s) Terrorism and Homeland Security: A Text/Reader uniquely takes a regional approach to combining information found in a traditional text with a variety of published articles on terrorism and homeland security.

      The Problem of Apocalyptic Terrorism The concept of “apocalyptic terrorism” has become common in the study of terrorism since the turn of the millennium and some have made considerable claims about its analytical and practical utility. However, it raises substantial problems. An Argument for Terrorism. By Richard Jackson [1]. It has become something of a cliché to note that there are over definitions of terrorism in existence within broader terrorism studies literature; that many terrorism scholars have given up on the definitional debate and use the term unreflectively; and that such a state of affairs hampers theoretical progress and skews terrorism research.

    The study of terrorism: Definitional problems. Santa Monica, CA: The RAND Corporation. Schmid, A.P. (). Terrorism- the definitional problem. Case Western Reserve Journal of International Law, 36(2 & 3), Schmid, A.P. (). The Routledge handbook of terrorism research. New York: Routledge. Book: Tortured Logic: Why Some. Terrorism and Homeland Security: A Text/Reader uniquely takes a regional approach to combining information found in a traditional text with a variety of published articles on terrorism and homeland s Timothy A Capron and Stephanie B. Mizrahi provide students with a broad overview of the material followed by a deeper exploration of each issue through carefully selected journal.


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Study of terrorism : definitional problems by Brian Michael Jenkins Download PDF EPUB FB2

The term "terrorism" has no precise or widely-accepted definition. The problem of defining terrorism is compounded by the fact that terrorism has recently become a fad word often applied to a variety of acts of violence which are not strictly terrorism. The paper defines terrorism and cites examples of international terrorist events.

Terrorism has become part of our daily news diet. Hardly a day goes by without news of an assassination, political kidnapping, hijacking, or bombing somewhere in the world. As such incidents of terrorism have increased in the past decade, the phenomenon of terrorism has become one of increasing concern to governments and of increasing interest to scholars.

(PDF) The study of terrorism: definitional problems | Chadene Bernard - is a platform for academics to share research papers. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Jenkins, Brian Michael. Study of terrorism: definitional problems. [Santa Monica, Calif.: The Rand Corp.] For decades prior to the September 11 attacks, a frustrating debate went on about the definition of terrorism.

The mere existence of this debate presents a serious challenge to the claims of moral clarity associated with proponents of the “war on terrorism.”Author: Stephen Nathanson.

The Study of Terrorism: Definitional Problems Author: Brian Michael Jenkins Subject: The paper defines terrorism and cites examples of international terrorist events. Terrorism - The Definitional Problem. Case Western Reserve Journal of was drafted in response to the assassination of King Alexander I of Yugoslavia in Marseilles in study of the underlying causes of those forms of terrorism and acts of violence which lie in misery, frustration, grievance and despair, and which cause some people to.

THE STUDY Study of terrorism : definitional problems book TERRORISM: DEFINITIONAL PROBLEMS Brian Michael Jenkins The Rand Corporation, Santa Monica, California November Terrorism has become part of our daily news diet.

Hardly a day goes by without news of an assassination, political kidnapping, hijack-ing, or bombing somewhere in the world. As such incidents of terrorism.

around the study of terrorism (and discuss terrorism research as if it occurs overwhelmingly in a very small set of journals and titles). Much of the best work on. INTRODUCTION. InVictor LeVine of Washington University in St. Louis penned an article in the journal Terrorism and Political Violence on the "logomachy" of terrorism.

A logomachy is a "dispute about or concerning words", and no word has sparked more dispute in recent years than "terrorism". The definitional debate has only increased in the years after the Septem. Initially, it is important to shed light upon the definitional dilemma linked to the study of terrorism.

Convoluted in nature, etymological debates remain vital for a better understanding of terrorism as a complex phenomenon. This is mainly due to the fact that “the way that we define terrorism fundamentally. The study of terrorism as a distinct subject and field terrorism and ‘problem-solving there have been few empirical studies of terrorism experts.

This book investigates how the concept. Terrorism and Homeland Security: A Text/Reader uniquely takes a regional approach to combining information found in a traditional text with a variety of published articles on terrorism and homeland security.

Authors Timothy A Capron and Stephanie B. Mizrahi provide students with a broad overview of the material followed by a deeper exploration of each issue through carefully selected. creating a highly comprehensive and consistent terrorism incident dataset.

We describe the GTD’s definition o f terrorism, inclusion criteria and other definitional filtering mechanisms, and the current data collection methodology. Because the GTD is a terrorism incident database, the.

Based on the systematic survey and study of previous definitions about terrorism and fully referring to other relevant information and data, this article is devoted to exploring the main characteristics and nature of terrorism, then putting forward a clear, pragmatic and widely accepted definition of terrorism from a relatively unique perspective, and then not only tries to use it as a tool to explain, clarify and solve the problems relating to terrorism.

Brian Jenkins, ‘The Study of Terrorism: Definitional Problems’, in Yonah Alexander and J. Gleason (eds), Behavioral and Quantitative Perspectives on Terrorism (Pergamon Press, ), p. Understanding Terrorism: Challenges, Perspectives, and Issues offers a multidisciplinary, comprehensive exploration of domestic and international terrorism that helps students develop the knowledge and skills needed to critically assess the expressions and underlying causes of terrorism.

Revised Academic Consensus Definition of Terrorism () Compiled by Alex P. Schmid. Terrorism refers, on the one hand, to a doctrine about the presumed effectiveness of a special form or tactic of fear-generating, coercive political violence and, on the other hand, to a conspiratorial practice of calculated, demonstrative, direct violent action without legal or moral restraints, targeting mainly civilians and non-combatants.

The problem that now confronts the definition of terrorism in terms of non-combatants is that it faces a further extension to the category of legitimate targets. On the revised definition of terrorism in terms of non-combatants, moral responsibility for lethal attacks is sufficient grounds for justifying a lethal response, i.e., for forfeiting.

Christopher Hewitt in the book, Understanding Terrorism in America, underscores the enormous difficulty faced by law enforcement in attempts to identify, thwart and prevent terrorism, stemming from the lack of a consensus on a definition. Hewitt ( 14) asserts that the FBI’s definition, listed earlier in this paper, is incongruent.

Defining terrorism is a task no less overwhelming. There are hundreds of definitions (Schmid, ), but none can at least say that terrorism is a special kind of strategy that uses public violence intended to effect social or political change, but for an act to be reliably categorized as terrorism or terroristic in nature, it must feature the proximate victimization of.

With regard to the problem of defining terrorism, the dominant approach seeks to acknowledge the core meaning “terrorism” has in common use. Terrorism is understood as a type of violence. Many definitions highlight the experience of terror or fear as the proximate aim of that violence.

Alex Schmid, whose renowned study of definitions of terrorism culminated in one of the most comprehensive definitions, frequently employed by other academics, suggests that terrorist motivations are ‘idiosyncratic, criminal or political [ ].’.