Globalisation and the New Terror: The Asia Pacific Dimension


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This work examines trends in new terror - understood here to be the capacity of sub-state actors to secure religious or politically motivated objectives by violent means. The contributors argue that whilst the use of violence to achieve political ends is scarcely original, what distinguishes new terror is its potential for lethality. This, combined with its evolving capacity to draw upon the resources of globalization, particularly the revolution in communications, which has both advanced global markets, has also rendered them, and the more developed core states in the international trading order, increasingly vulnerable to asymmetric threats. The book's objectives are to: examine the character of new terror and its ambivalent relationship to the evolving cybernetic order made possible by technology and globalization, identify emerging and threats in terrorism including cyber-terrorism, eco-terrorism, bombings and CBR material; and consider the implications of these characteristics for the Asia-Pacific region.

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