This article looks at five frameworks which are commonly used to understand/discuss terrorism. The author argues that just using one of these models can leave some aspects of ‘terrorism’ left outside the debate and that all are needed to ensure a thorough discussion and therefore understanding of terrorism. The models are: 1. terrorism as/and crime; 2. terrorism as/and politics; 3. terrorism as/and warfare; 4. terrorism as/and communication; and 5. terrorism as/and religious fundamentalism. The author acknowledges that these models do probably take enough account of the psychological dimension of terrorism, though that this will overlap to a certain extent with the communication and religious models.
- Journal : Terrorism and Political Violence
- Author : Alex P Schmid
- Date : 2004
- Volume : 16 (2)
- Pages : 197-221
- Link : http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/routledg/tpv/2004/00000016/00000002/art00001