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Essay Question: Is terrorist political violence primarily due to identity (culture, ethnicity, religion, etc) or economic (poverty, unemployment, etc) grievances?

Key Concepts: Terrorist, Political, Violence, Identity, Economic


* Terrorist: Radical, rebel, revolutionary, law breaker, tyrant, extremist, fanatic,

* Political: Constitutional, legislative, bureaucratic, civic, governmental, parliamentary, civil,

* Violence: Brutality, ferocity, destructiveness, coercion, disorder, disturbance, frenzy, rampage, turbulence, onslaught, vehemence

* Identity: Identification, integrity, oneness, particularity, uniqueness, individuality, distinctiveness, selfhood, personality

* Economic: budgetary, fiscal, mercantile, monetary, financial, commercial, pecuniary

Search String:

(Fanatic or Extremist or Terrorist) AND (Governmental or Civil or Political) AND (Vehemence or Disorder or Violence) AND (Individuality or Uniqueness or Identity) AND (Pecuniary or Financial or Economic)

Works Cited

* Lawrence, Sherry Renee. Ethnic Identity, Grievance and Political Behavior: Being Palestinian in Israel. Austin: n.p., 2004. Web. 01 Feb. 2013. .

* Krieger, Tim, and Daniel Meierrieks. What Causes Terrorism? N.p.: n.p., n.d. What Causes Terrorism? - Springer. 01 Apr. 2011. Web. 02 Feb. 2013. .

* Sandler, Todd, and Walter Enders. Terrorism, Economic Development and Political Openness. N.p.: n.p., 2008. Cambridge University Press. Web. 02 Feb. 2013. .

* Weinberg, Leonard, and Ami Pedahzur. "The Social and Religious Characteristics of Suicide Bombers and Their Victims." Taylor and Francis. N.p., 04 June 2010. Web. 07 Feb. 2013. .

* Blomberg, S.Brock, Gregory D. Hess, and Akila Weerapana. "Economic Conditions and Terrorism:European Journal of Political Economy." N.p., n.d. Web. 07 Feb. 2013. .

* Krueger, Alan B., and Jitka Maleckova. "EDUCATION, POVERTY, POLITICAL VIOLENCE AND...
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