Terrorism and Globalization: Is Terrorism a Part of Globalization?.
In the world today, there is a growing trend in violence, both domestically and internationally, in the form of terrorism. It is present in our everyday lives and in every part of the world "some more than others. Terrorism takes on many forms and has had an impact on all our lives in one way or another. Whether it affected us directly with the loss of a loved one or an incident we were a part of, or indirectly by heightened security at the airports causing delays, sudden drop in a stock values we own, or emotionally by the countless reports and images displayed by the media, terrorism has affected us all and shows no signs of going away anytime soon.
The underlying question then, is what has caused the sudden trend in terrorism? Has it always been around but just not focused on by the media, or has something taken place on a global scale causing the sudden trend? There are many groups and a magnitude of theories on the sudden trend of terrorism. Political scientists worldwide are at the forefront of this investigation. Amongst this group are many differing opinions and theories. One popular theory used to explain the sudden trend in terrorism is globalization.
The intent of this paper is to discuss terrorism and globalization and to find out whether or not terrorism is a part of globalization. For Political Science, this is relevant so we may combine historical and present events in order to figure out the causes of sudden trends in terrorism. These conclusions will therefore impact International Politics because we may find events that have happened internationally have caused terrorism. If this is the case, these causes can be isolated, and conclusions can be drawn to better help us understand the trends in terrorism, and how to prevent or reduce the possibilities of future acts as an international collective.