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McJihad: globalization and terrorism of the diaspora

Lithman, Yngve Georg

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This paper begins by making a distinction between terrorism in the diaspora and terrorism of the diaspora. An argument is developed to the effect that what we witness of terrorism of the ‘al-Qaeda’ type (as a generic albeit broad and imprecise label) is to be understood as a specifically diasporic phenomenon, a phenomenon of the diaspora. The argument behind this assertion is multidimensional. The diaspora production is analysed against the political and economic developments in some Middle...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Centre for European Studies (ANUCES)
Date published: 2003
Type: Working/Technical Paper
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/41050

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