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Understanding and Explaining International Terrorism: On The Interrelation between Human and Global Security

Beyer, Cornelia


Dr Cornelia Beyer
Senior Lecturer and Deputy Director for the Centre for Security Studies


This article compares Galtung's concept of "structural violence" with the one of "human security," and shows why economic and political constraints on human potential should be considered as rootcauses for international terrorism. Applying game theory, the author argues that imperialism, understood as control and intervention, enhances "human insecurity" in the Middle East, and therefore endangers global security.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jan 1, 2008
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 7
Pages 62 - 76