Terrorism from a Global Perspective

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Within a few years, terrorism, which was relatively marginal, came to occupy an important place in the international relation’s realm. Occupying a large portion of activities in international cooperative organizations, such as the United Nations and G8, it is now at the heart of the international relations discussions. One might even say it has become an obsessive and real source of planetary control. Having become a real obsession for power for the planet and countless other States, it occupies the first rank in the activity of United Nations, G8 and several international organizations. It is now in the heart of the international relations.
Classic works like Thucydide, Hobbes, and Machiavelli, form the essential base for Neo-realism. Hans Morgenthau (1967) and Raymond Aron (1962) were fundamental to the implementation of the realism’ approach and left their marks on the international-relation’s discipline’s foundation. The classic realistic theories centered their analysis on the State—mainly those considered powerful. According to such realists, the State is the main actor in international relations insofar as it evolves in an anarchy international system. The aforementioned anarchical system involves a constant model of competition to assure their security and protect their interests. The State’s urge, or rather nature—one that is for all sakes and purposes selfish, seeks to its most nationalistic interest. As such, the nation’s interest stems from the pursuit of power. Although this currently dominates the field of political science, particularly that of international relations, it searches for power remains, in this regard, limited in the understanding of the terrorism. Given that International Relation’s main actor is the...

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...e most other social constructs, standards and values produce and fuel its modern conception. Furthermore, constructivism questions the ways with which terrorist stakes and national security are linked insofar they have become both a social problem and an expanding fact of danger for the state’s citizens. Despite sometimes remaining underused, social facts are, in reality, a constructions based on certain dominant groups’ interests (Edelman, on 1988). In such an understanding, the association of terrorism’s stakes as threats could manifest as a method with which authorities increase their social control by applying a series of security measures to prevent terrorism’s expansion. Terrorist goals, which have an explicit purpose, are thus used as a means to expand pre-existing state’s control through the state’s professed intentions to safeguard its citizens’ well being.
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