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NCJ Number: 41055 Find in a Library
Title: SOME CHARACTERISTICS OF CONTEMPORARY POLITICAL TERRORISM
Author(s): T R GURR
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 29
Type: Historical Overview
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS PAPER PRESENTS AN OVERVIEW OF TERRORISM, WHAT IT HOPES TO ACCOMPLISH, AND HOW BROAD ITS SCOPE OF OCCURRENCE IS.
Abstract: THE AUTHOR BEGINS BY CONSTRUCTING A WORKING DEFINITION OF TERRORISM. THE PAPER DEALS ONLY WITH TERRORIST GROUPS AND TERRORIST ACTS INSIDE OF COUNTRIES, AND NOT WITH INTERNATIONAL CAMPAIGNS BY TERRORISTS. THE AUTHOR EXPLORES THE PATTERNS OF TERRORISM FROM 1961-70. SOME OF THESE INCLUDE KIDNAPPINGS AND ASSASSINATIONS. THE COUNTRIES WITHIN WHICH TERRORIST ACTS HAVE OCCURRED ARE LISTED BY REGION, TYPE OF REGIME, AND LEVEL OF DEVELOPMENT. CHARACTERISTICS OF TERRORISTS GROUPS INCLUDE CONVENTIONAL POLITICAL GROUPS, CLANDESTINE POLITICAL GROUPS, AND COMMUNAL GROUPS, ACCORDING TO THE AUTHOR. DETAILS ARE GIVEN ON THE OBJECTIVES OF TERRORISTS....BDS
Index Term(s): Assassination; Domestic terrorism; Kidnapping; Political offenders; Revolutionary or terrorist groups; Terrorism causes; Terrorism/Mass Violence; Terrorist kidnapping
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