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Why Terrorism?

1. Psychological theories:Terrorism is explained by hatred, anger,frustration, and resentment.

  • Expressive
  • The Act of violence is an end of itself.

2. Discrimination, political powerlessness, economic inequality,ethnic / cultural tension.

3. Rational theories:Groups seek broader political goals. Terrorism is used as a tactical tool to achieve broader ends.

4. Long-term goals are varied and include control of the state, secession,global 'revolution'.

5. Intermediate goals of terrorism:

  • Mobilization / propaganda
  • Intimidation/ acquiesce
  • Provocation

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