ICP 349 – 01/18/2007. Website. http://faculty.roosevelt.edu/erickson/kg/icp349/ Course status: Reader should be available early next week. If reader not available by Tuesday, review UNODC website on terrorism, including linked legal statutes, and US NCTC fact sheet on terrorism in 2005.
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Assumption: Conflict inherent part of all human civilizations, material universe. Correct assumption? Why/why not?
Conflict is managed through coercion, persuasion, reward, status.
Spectrum of Conflict/Conflict regulation.
Norms, Mores, Taboos.
Low-level (intensity) war.
Limited Conventional War.
Unlimited Conventional War.
Selective mass destruction.
Mass destruction up to “omnicide.”
Exhibit Box 2 - From: Ross, Jeffery. 2006. Political Terrorism: An Interdisciplinary Approach. New York: Peter Lang.
Conflation of analysis and evaluation.
Unique position among violent criminal acts.
Difficulty of practical application.
Schmid’s 5 part definition:
1) random/symbolic targets;
2) state of chronic fear;
3) audience beyond target of terror;
4) immobilize target of terror;
5) mobilize targets of attention/targets of demand.
Next Week: January 23/25. Organizations.