By James Lutz, Brenda Lutz
This textbook is a complete creation to worldwide terrorism, meant to assist scholars comprehend the heritage, politics, ideologies and techniques of either modern and older terrorist groups.
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Lutz and B. Lutz 2005: 159–61), there is evidence to support the model. This evidence, of course, also supports the idea that historical factors could be a factor involved with differing causes of terrorism in different time periods. ■ PREVALENCE OF TERRORISM One of the more important issues regarding terrorist attacks involves whether or not terrorism has been on the increase. It is a rare day that the newspaper in any medium-sized US city does 20 WHAT IS TERRORISM? DEFINITION AND CLASSIFICATION 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 20 1 2 3 24 5 6 7 8 9 30 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 40 1 2 3 4 5 461 not contain information about a violent attack somewhere in the world.
In some cases that will be discussed in the earlier chapters, the dominant cause underlying the dissident movement will be easily identifiable. Even where one objective dominates, any terrorist organization can reflect other concerns. The ethnic dissidents may practice a different religion or the ideological dissidents have greater appeal for some minority group. For example, a national liberation movement will usually be ethnically distinct from the colonial power, and the inhabitants of the colony may overwhelmingly be of a different religion.
Lost territories, new boundaries, different government structures, new ruling elites, and other changes can create problems for future governments. Governments inherit these problems, which can include populations predisposed to distrust the government and rulers in power. Governments of states may even be held responsible for changes that did not occur in the aftermath of a conflict (an ethnic or religious group did not get to found an independent state). Even the continuation of the status quo can lead to discontent.
Global terrorism by James Lutz, Brenda Lutz