chapter  26
13 Pages


ByPaul Rogers

In this chapter, students will learn about the definitional debates surrounding the concept of terrorism and different types of terrorism, notably the difference between state terrorism and sub-state terrorism or terrorism from below. The chapter then analyses trends in state terrorism and sub-state terrorism in the context of other more substantive threats to security. It then examines the main responses to sub-state terrorism and assesses the response to the 9/11 attacks, the state of the ‘global war on terror’ after 16 years and the likelihood of a reconsideration of the nature of the response.