Year 2015, Volume 14, Issue 3, Pages 36 - 53 2016-01-11

Globalization, Terrorism and the State

Sertif Demir [1] , Ali Bilgin Varlık [2]

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The main discussion point of this article is to explore the cause-effect relation between the weakening of nation state and the intensification of global terrorism by the influence of globalization. The main thesis of the article is that the malign effects of globalization have considerably weakened nation states or dragged them into a situation in which the security and stability would no longer be sustained as desired. Global terrorism can stem from the adverse effects of globalization, imbalance of power, disparity of players, and power vacuum. Failed states, separatist minorities and radicals use terrorism as warfare in order to counterbalance the power gap or to consolidate their authority. In order to verify/nullify the main thesis, we sought answers for three main issues: consequences of globalization; influence of globalization on terrorism; and lessons learned from terrorism. Our study has come to a conclusion that the most reliable way to cope with the challenges of the new form of terrorism is to strengthen the nation state concept in democratic, laic, social and legal terms.
Globalization, nation state, terrorism, global terrorism
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Journal Section Articles
Authors

Author: Sertif Demir

Author: Ali Bilgin Varlık

Dates

Publication Date: January 11, 2016

Bibtex @research article { alternatives280318, journal = {Alternatives: Turkish Journal of International Relations}, issn = {2146-0809}, eissn = {1303-5525}, address = {Yalova University}, year = {2016}, volume = {14}, pages = {36 - 53}, doi = {}, title = {Globalization, Terrorism and the State}, key = {cite}, author = {Demir, Sertif and Varlık, Ali Bilgin} }
APA Demir, S , Varlık, A . (2016). Globalization, Terrorism and the State. Alternatives: Turkish Journal of International Relations, 14 (3), 36-53. Retrieved from http://dergipark.org.tr/alternatives/issue/26672/280318
MLA Demir, S , Varlık, A . "Globalization, Terrorism and the State". Alternatives: Turkish Journal of International Relations 14 (2016): 36-53 <http://dergipark.org.tr/alternatives/issue/26672/280318>
Chicago Demir, S , Varlık, A . "Globalization, Terrorism and the State". Alternatives: Turkish Journal of International Relations 14 (2016): 36-53
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ISNAD Demir, Sertif , Varlık, Ali Bilgin . "Globalization, Terrorism and the State". Alternatives: Turkish Journal of International Relations 14 / 3 (January 2016): 36-53.
AMA Demir S , Varlık A . Globalization, Terrorism and the State. Alternatives: Turkish Journal of International Relations. 2016; 14(3): 36-53.
Vancouver Demir S , Varlık A . Globalization, Terrorism and the State. Alternatives: Turkish Journal of International Relations. 2016; 14(3): 53-36.