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Social Theory of Globalization and Terrorism

NCJ Number
Journal of Police Crisis Negotiations Volume: 6 Issue: 2 Dated: 2006 Pages: 49-63
Rob Kennett M.Ed.
Date Published
15 pages
This paper examines the social theory of globalization and its effects on policing and the education of crisis negotiations in particular.
The literature infers that there is a social theory of globalization. Globalization exists in a variety of guises such as environmental, cultural, and demographic. When the literature on globalization is considered within the terrorist context, there appears to be some similarity, with a clear synergy between the primary globalization categories and fundamental motivators for terrorist groups. In summation, there seems to be clear linkages between terrorism and globalization suggesting the need for additional research. Globalization matters; it is a major and profound process shaping world events, such as terrorism. All the literature suggests that in the current climate of world unrest negotiators will need to be both well informed and educated in a variety of religious and/or cultural nuances. This paper examines the linkages between the social theory of globalization and terrorism. It discusses the various forms of globalization and its implications. Throughout the paper, the relevance of these issues for the education of police negotiators is discussed. References