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NCJ Number: 68616 Find in a Library
Title: TERRORISM - MULTINATIONAL CORPORATION AND THE NATION STATE - THE ANARCHIST'S RATIONALE FOR TERRORISM, PART TWO
Journal: LAW AND ORDER  Volume:28  Issue:6  Dated:(JUNE 1980)  Pages:22-24
Author(s): G PETRAKIS
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 3
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE CONFLICT BETWEEN THE MULTINATIONAL CORPORATION (MNC) AND THE HOST NATION IS DISCUSSED AS A STEP IN UNDERSTANDING THE ANARCHISTS' RATIONALE FOR TERRORISM PERPETRATED AGAINST THE MNC ON FOREIGN SOIL.
Abstract: TERRORIST TARGET THE MNC BECAUSE IT IS ONLY IN THIS MANNER THAT THEY CAN GET TO THE NATION STATE CORE FOR REFORMS. THE ECONOMIC POWER OF THE MNC HAS NOT ALWAYS BENEFITED HOST GOVERNMENTS. ALTHOUGH THE MNC ASSERTS THAT ITS INTENTION IS TO PROMOTE FREE TRADE, THE HOST NATION OFTEN ASSERTS THAT MNC ACTIVITY IS A FORM OF IMPERIALISM, THUS SETTING THE SCENE FOR CONFLICT. THERE IS A DEFINITE POSSIBILITY OF POLITICAL DISTURBANCE WHEN COMMERCIAL FORCES REACH OUT IN EFFORTS TOWARD ECONOMIC INTERGRATION, WITH THE INTEGRATIVE FORCE BEING THE MNC. MNC'S IMAGE IS CHARACTERIZED BY ANARCHISTS AS DOMINEERING, IMPERIALISTIC, MONSTROUS, DEHUMANIZING, AND BUREAUCRATIC. IT HAS BEEN ESTIMATED THAT THERE ARE APPROXIMATELY 187 U.S. OWNED COMPANIES THAT CAN BE CHARACTERIZED AS TRULY MULTINATIONAL. THIS ARTICLE IS PART TWO OF A SEVEN PART SERIES ON TERRORISM. (JLF)
Index Term(s): Conflict theory; Multinational corporations; Terrorism causes; Terrorist ideologies
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