A Nexus of Terrorism, Security, Globalization and Political Economy

Authored by: Shahdad Naghshpour , Joseph J. St. Marie

The Ashgate Research Companion to US Foreign Policy

Print publication date:  December  2009
Online publication date:  March  2016

Print ISBN: 9780754648628
eBook ISBN: 9781315613727
Adobe ISBN: 9781317041177

10.4324/9781315613727.ch15

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Abstract

In the ever increasingly global world, threats to a state’s existence are not limited to the economic, social or military spheres. In fact, the end of the twentieth century and the dawn of the twenty-first century present a substantial increase in terrorism, a global phenomenon aimed directly at the economic integrity of the state, the foundations of society and the legitimacy of the state. This threat is neither singular nor one-dimensional. Indeed, terrorism threatens the nexus of all dimensions of the modern nation-state.

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