This paper examines some explanations of the logic of terrorism, which, respectively, assign a central role to individual psychology, to the rational choice of the group and to values. The author argues that the logic of terrorism can be fully understood only as a reflection of the ‘cultural’ building of collective identities and individual identities. For this reason, he outlines a framework for a cultural analysis of terrorism, and proposes the concept of ‘political world’ to represent the set of symbolic production that characterizes terrorism.
|Title of host publication||Understanding Terrorism: A Socio-Economic Perspective|
|Editors||RAUL CARUSO, ANDREA LOCATELLI|
|Number of pages||23|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
|Name||Contributions to Conflict Management, Peace Economics and Development|
- Political Violence
- Violenza politica