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Terrorist Groups and the New Tribalism

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Author: Kaplan, Jeffrey
  • ISBN: 9781135157760
  • Print ISBN: 9780415532709
  • Publisher: Taylor and Francis
  • Publication Year: 2010
  • Pages: 246
  • Ebook format: PDF
Terrorist Groups and the New Tribalism examines a collection of terrorist or insurgent movements whose similarity in tactics, strategic vision and desire to radically reshape their worlds to conform with a æGolden AgeÆ dream of perfection which is to be achieved through a genocidal or ethnic cleansing process to make way for the emergence of a new, radically perfected tribal utopia in a single generation. These shared strategic and tactical factors allow them to be examined through a comparative lens as a distinct æfifth waveÆ of modern terrorism. Structured around the theoretical framework of David RapoportÆs Four Waves thesis, the book examines anomalous movements that began within a distinct wave of international terrorism, but, following a crisis model, has turned inwards toward radical localism, tribalism and xenophobia.


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