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Terrorism and Genocide

Terrorism and Counterterrorism Today

ISBN: 978-1-78560-191-0, eISBN: 978-1-78560-190-3

ISSN: 1521-6136

Publication date: 11 September 2015

Abstract

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This analysis draws from previous theories of terrorism, genocide, and social control to better place terrorism in a broader sociological context. In doing so it highlights and explains key features of terrorism, and it even helps us to speculate about the future of terrorism. That is, technological advances might in the long run destroy the social conditions conducive to terrorism, thus leading to terrorism’s ultimate demise, but in the short run they might allow terrorists to more effectively kill, leading terrorism to resemble extreme genocide in its deadliness.

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Citation

Campbell, B. (2015), "Terrorism and Genocide", Terrorism and Counterterrorism Today (Sociology of Crime, Law and Deviance, Vol. 20), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 47-65. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1521-613620150000020003

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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