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NCJ Number: 62567 Find in a Library
Title: REVOLUTIONARY TERRORISM - THE FLN (FRONT DE LIBERATION NATIONALE) IN ALGERIA, 1954-1962
Author(s): M C HUTCHINSON
Corporate Author: Hoover Institution Press
Stanford University
United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 194
Sponsoring Agency: Hoover Institution Press
Stanford, CA 94305
Sale Source: Hoover Institution Press
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305
United States of America
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE USE OF TERRORISM BY A REVOLUTIONARY ORGANIZATION, THE NATIONAL LIBERATION FRONT (FLN) IN ALGERIA, IS DETAILED IN THIS ANALYTICAL CASE STUDY.
Abstract: A DEFINITION OF REVOLUTIONARY TERRORISM IS GIVEN WITH AN EXPLANATION OF ITS USE AS A STRATEGY OF POLITICAL VIOLENCE AND ITS APPLICATION TO THE COMPLICATED SERIES OF EVENTS OF THE ALGERIAN WAR. ACTS OF TERRORISM ARE ANALYZED IN TERMS OF THE INTENTIONS OF THE REVOLUTIONARY LEADERS, THE SOCIAL GROUPS AFFECTED BY THE ACTS, THE PSYCHOLOGICAL AND POLITICAL REASONING, AND THE METHODS OF VIOLENCE USED. THE BOOK DESCRIBES THE SUCCESSES AND FAILURES OF TERRORISM IN OBTAINING POPULAR SUPPORT, DESTROYING THE FRENCH PRESENCE IN ALGERIA, GAINING INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION, AND MAINTAINING THE DISCIPLINE AND MORALE OF THE REVOLUTIONARY ORGANIZATION. IT CONCLUDES WITH GENERAL PROPOSITIONS ABOUT THE CAUSES, PROCESSES, AND EFFECTIVENESS OF REVOLUTIONARY TERRORISM AND EMPHASIZES THAT THE TERRORISM OF THE FLN WAS THE RESULT OF DELIBERATE POLITICAL CALCULATIONS. NOTES, NOTES ON SOURCES, A MAP AND AN INDEX ARE INCLUDED. (MJW)
Index Term(s): Algeria; Collective violence; Evaluative research; Political influences; Politically motivated violent crimes; Revolutionary or terrorist groups; Terrorism causes; Terrorist tactics
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