The Literature On Terrorism

Authored by: Alex P. Schmid

The Routledge Handbook of Terrorism Research

Print publication date:  February  2011
Online publication date:  February  2011

Print ISBN: 9780415411578
eBook ISBN: 9780203828731
Adobe ISBN: 9781136810404

10.4324/9780203828731.ch8

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Abstract

Terror is fear. Terrorism is inducing fear in another to advance one’s position. … Terrorism is also rule violation. … Terrorists are among the most egregious violators of the minimal rules necessary for human stability. This explains not only the rage they generate but also the advantages gained by those who grandly promise to punish them.

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