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NCJ Number: 40920 Find in a Library
Title: TRANSNATIONAL TERRORISM AS A POLICY ISSUE
Author(s): M C HUTCHINSON
Corporate Author: American Political Science Assoc
United States of America
Date Published: 1974
Page Count: 28
Sponsoring Agency: American Political Science Assoc
Washington, DC 20036
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS PAPER ATTEMPTS TO EXPLAIN THE ISSUE OF TRANSNATIONAL TERRORISM AND THE POLICY RESPONSES TO IT.
Abstract: PART ONE DEFINES THE CONCEPT OF TRANSNATIONAL TERRORISM AND DESCRIBES A PATTERN OF VIOLENCE IN TERMS OF (1) ACTORS, (2)ACTIONS, (3)METHODS, (4)AUDIENCE GROUPS, AND (5)CONSEQUENCES OR OUTCOMES. PART TWO CONCERNS THE POLICY RESPONSE TO THE ISSUE, IN TERMS OF (1) POLICY CONTENT, AND (2)THE DETERMINANTS OF POLICY. THE PAPER'S FINDINGS ARE PARADOXICAL; IT EMPHASIZES (1)THE IMPORTANCE OF TRANSNATIONAL FORCES AND INTERACTIONS AND THE DIFFICULTIES OF CONTROLLING TRANSNATIONAL VIOLENCE; AND (2)THE CONTINUED SOVEREIGNTY AND AUTONOMY OF THE NATION-STATE, WHICH MAINTAINS ITS TRADITIONAL BEHAVIOR AND COEXISTS UNEASILY WITH NONGOVERNMENTAL ENTITIES, DESPITE A CLEAR NEED TO COOPERATE WITH OTHER ACTORS FOR AN EFFECTIVE RESPONSE.(AUTHOR ABSTRACT)....BDS
Index Term(s): International agreements; International cooperation; International terrorism; Policy analysis; Revolutionary or terrorist groups
Note: PREPARED FOR DELIVERY AT THE 1974 ANNUAL MEETING OF THE AMERICAN POLITICAL SCIENCE ASSOCIATION, PALMER HOUSE, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, AUGUST 29 - SEBTEMBER 2, 1974
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