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POLS 373 Foundations of Comparative Politics What Makes a Terrorist? May 29, 2007 Professor Timothy C. Lim California State University, Los Angeles

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What Makes a Terrorist? Clarifying Political Violence "Limited's psychological oppressor is another man's opportunity contender" What does this announcement recommend? What does it propose about characterizing the idea of psychological warfare?

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What Makes a Terrorist? Clarifying Political Violence Defining Terrorism: A First Look Which of the accompanying are psychological militants? Individuals from the African National Congress (ANC) who battled against the white South African government amid the time of politically-sanctioned racial segregation States that utilization weapons of mass pulverization against non military personnel populaces, whether purposefully or unexpectedly Members of a "rebellion" in post-Hussein Iraq who assault both military and regular citizen targets Soldiers who murder and assault regular people Members of associations, for example, al Qaeda, who do assaults against non military personnel targets

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What Makes a Terrorist? Clarifying Political Violence This definition lets us know that there are numerous inspirations for fear based oppression, from the absolutely individual, to the criminal, to the political: basically, anybody, any gathering, or any express that carries out "nervousness moving" brutality is a psychological oppressor This definition lets us know that psychological oppression is fundamentally "ill-conceived" (which in fact signifies "not approved by law"): but rather, this makes an exceptionally wide meaning of fear based oppression, since most (fierce) drive is not approved by law. It likewise brings up the issue: whose law? On the off chance that a state approves the utilization of compel against regular folks, does that make it honest to goodness? Characterizing Terrorism: A Few Definitions "Psychological oppression is a tension moving technique for rehashed vicious activity, utilized by (semi-)covert individual, gathering, or state on-screen characters, for quirky, criminal, or political reasons, whereby, as opposed to death, the immediate focuses of viciousness are not the primary targets." (Schmid and Jongman, 1983) "Psychological warfare constitutes the ill-conceived utilization of constrain to accomplish a political target when honest individuals are focused on." (Walter Laqueur) "Dread is nothing other than equity, instant, serious, resolute; it is in this manner a radiation of excellence; it is less an exceptional standard but rather more it is an outcome of the general guideline of majority rule government connected to our nation's most earnest needs." (Maximilien Robespierre, 1794) "The think, precise murder, mangling, and threatening of the blameless to motivate fear so as to increase political closures … . Psychological warfare … is characteristically malicious, essentially underhanded, and entirely abhorrent" (Paul Johnson) The last two definitions give a helpful differentiation: one contends that fear based oppression, by definition, is upright while alternate contends that it is innately shrewd: these are cases of ideologically-based and exceptionally questioning definitions

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What Makes a Terrorist? Clarifying Political Violence Defining Terrorism: Key Points There is little concurrence on the most proficient method to characterize fear based oppression: one study in the 1980s, noticed that there were 109 separate definitions in the writing The trouble of characterizing psychological warfare is exacerbated by the ideological, political and passionate "stuff" the term conveys Still, regardless of the extraordinary trouble of characterizing psychological warfare, any investigation of fear based oppression requires an obvious definition, an operational definition … as one researcher puts it, we have to change the idea of fear mongering "into a helpful expository term as opposed to a polemical device" (Martha Crenshaw)

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Key Elements of Definition: What does the announcement that fear based oppression is introduced on the "quest for political change" propose? What does it inform us concerning the basic premise or inspiration of psychological militant exercises? Key Elements of Definition: Terrorism is "outline to make control where there is none." What does this recommend or let us know? Summing Up: Is this a sensible meaning of fear mongering? Does it effectively distinguish psychological warfare from different sorts of brutality? Does it stay away from emotionalism and polemics? Here is one "diagnostic definition" [Terrorism is … ] the think creation and abuse of dread through brutality or the danger of savagery in the quest for political change… .Terrorism is intended to make control where there is none or to unite control where there is practically nothing. Through the exposure created by their savagery, psychological oppressors try to get influence, impact and power they generally need to impact political change on either a nearby or worldwide scale. What's more, psychological oppressors are subnational or non-state performing artists. ~ Bruce Hoffman (a psychological oppression "master") Key Elements of Definition: In this definition, fear mongers can't be "states." Is this a real, non-ideological, scientifically noteworthy refinement?

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What Makes a Terrorist? Clarifying Political Violence Defining Terrorism One Last Caveat: No matter how attempt to characterize "fear mongering," only the negligible specify of it causes issues. Hence, it may be desirable over concoct another term through and through … One arrangement of researchers proposes this option: "Vicious substate activism" This would i say i is, think, an extremely valuable term, however for our motivations, we will utilize the word psychological oppression in our dialog that takes after

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Explanations of Terrorism Rational Choice Cultural Approaches Structural Approaches

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What Makes a Terrorist? Clarifying Political Violence A Musical Interlude … Edwin Starr's "War" War, huh, definitely What is it useful for Absolutely nothing Uh-huh War, huh, no doubt What is it useful for Absolutely nothing Say it once more, y'all War, huh, great God What is it useful for Absolutely nothing Listen to me Ohhh, war, I scorn Because it implies devastation Of honest lives War implies tears To a huge number of moms " eyes When their children go to battle and lose their lives I said, war, huh Good God, y'all What is it useful for Absolutely nothing Say it again War, whoa, Lord What is it useful for Absolutely nothing Listen to me War, it ain't only a heartbreaker War, companion just to the funeral director Ooooh, war Before we begin: Listen to the tune as a pragmatist. Consider the basic message of Starr's tune, which is that war (political savagery) is an on a very basic level nonsensical act. How might a realist react to this message? Enlistment then pulverization Who needs amazing, war-huh Good God y'all What is it useful for Absolutely nothing Say it, say it, say it War, huh What is it useful for Absolutely nothing Listen to me War, huh, no doubt What is it useful for Absolutely nothing Uh-huh War, huh, better believe it What is it useful for Absolutely nothing Say it again y'all War, huh, great God What is it useful for Absolutely nothing Listen to me Video deliberately expelled War, it ain't only a heartbreaker War, it has one companion That's the funeral director Ooooh, war, has smashed Many a youthful keeps an eye on dreams Made him impaired, biting and mean Life is much to short and valuable To spend battling wars nowadays War can't give life It can just take it away (verses proceed)

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What Makes a Terrorist? Clarifying Political Violence The Rationality of War (Political Violence) So, is war (or political savagery) useful for "literally nothing"? How might a pragmatist reply? Indicate: While war may not be useful for everybody - particularly the individuals who battle it- - it might be "great" for others Key Point To realists, war is not in a general sense not the same as different types of political savagery, including psychological oppression. In this manner … US oil benefits

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What Makes a Terrorist? Clarifying Political Violence The Logic of Terrorism … to comprehend the sane decision clarification of fear mongering, we should be start with an essential presumption, to be specific, … Terrorism is a ________ demonstration levelheaded What does it intend to state that psychological warfare is "objective"? What are the ramifications of this introduce?

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What Makes a Terrorist? Clarifying Political Violence The Logic of Terrorism Key Implications To state that fear based oppression is levelheaded is to state that fear based oppressors are not insane, that they are not "strange" or generally experiencing a mental issue that urges them to act in a pathologically vicious way To state that psychological warfare is objective is to state that psychological militants, as other people, have particular, "sensible" objectives they wish to accomplish through their activities; terroristic viciousness is, in such manner, an instrument or necessary chore To state that fear mongering is reasonable is to state that psychological militants participate in a balanced procedure of vital computation; that they measure the expenses and advantages of numerous choices and pick the "best" option among numerous The figure on the following slide represents these three ramifications

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What Makes a Terrorist? Clarifying Political Violence The Logic of Terrorism: A Simple Idea "Objective" The accompanying figure shows the fundamental thought behind the announcement, "Psychological oppression is sane" "Apparatuses" The "sledge of dread" (as restricted, say, to the "forceps of dissent") might be utilized when it is the best instrument accessible to accomplish the objectives of the association Political Actors/Terrorist Organization Political performing artists normally have a scope of accessible devices: they will pick the one that is best Terrorists are the essentially the same- - and as rational - as other political on-screen characters

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What Makes a Terrorist? Clarifying Political Violence The Logic of Terrorism: Key Implications Real-world Implication: Consider one contention made by Patrick Rael, which is presupposes that psychological oppressors, for example, Osama container Laden, are objective on-screen characters … "Of all the falsehood, misleading statements, and altogether lies about fear based oppression set forth by the Bush Administration, none is as vindictive as the one rehashed by Ambassador L. Paul Bremer … [and o

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