The Need for New Research on Terrorism

Sebastian Wojciechowski, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań (Poland)
2013 Polish Political Science Yearbook  
Terrorist attacks in various parts of the world evidence's what a complex and dangerous problem we are facing, even though a great number of states and organizations have committed themselves to combating it, deploying a variety of resources and mechanisms for this purpose. Ne vertheless, there is no fully effi cient method or system to counter terrorism. It is no use hoping that it will emerge soon (or ever), either. Th erefore, combating terrorism resembles the struggle of the 'global
more » ... the 'global community' with a globally operating enemy. In his analysis of the global range of terrorism Jean Baudrillard observed that "terrorism, like viruses, is everywhere. Th ere is a global perfusion of terrorism. " 1 Th is concerns the global range of terrorism, global fear and stereotypes, the global character of terrorist ideas, global terrorist strategy and tactics, the global consequences of terrorism, and globally counteracting the threat of terror.
doi:10.15804/ppsy2013003 fatcat:iqdx3wwhn5aypknbq4mbnzucw4