Ely Karmon's Coalitions Between Terrorist Organizations: Revolutionaries, PDF

By Ely Karmon

ISBN-10: 1429452994

ISBN-13: 9781429452991

ISBN-10: 9004143580

ISBN-13: 9789004143586

This quantity proposes a few theories at the stipulations that desire the formation of coalitions among terrorist corporations, and the way they functionality in the altering foreign method. those theories are demonstrated opposed to empirical facts on genuine cooperation among eu and Palestinian terrorist organisations from 1968 to 1990, and cooperation among ecu left-wing terrorist firms (the phenomenon referred to as Euro-terrorism) from 1984 to 1988. those findings shape the root of a broader thought bearing on cooperation and coalitions among businesses considering overseas terrorism. ultimately, an try is made to ensure even if the recent terrorist avid gamers pushed, no less than theoretically, via spiritual motivation, will imitate the habit of the ideological or nationalist firms, and to check no matter if the theories pertaining to cooperation and coalitions constructed during this quantity follow to the hot fact.

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Second, the theory offers no indication as to how to calculate the relative importance of the different states in order to ascertain the likelihood of the formation of a minimum winning coalition in international politics (Russett’s emphasis). Holsti shared Walt and Russett’s criticism. 59 Since the balance of power theory is in essence a theory that relates to the behavior of superpowers, Walt wondered about the priorities of smaller nations in choosing their allies. Do these countries, too, attempt to form a balance of power, and if so against whom?

Where more than two organizations are involved, geographical proximity and a common goal are essential. The antisemitic and racist attitudes of leaders of terrorist organizations affect their decision to cooperate against Israel and/or Jews. The independent variables relate to global factors such as bipolar tensions and the emergence of new revolutionary foci, as well as regional factors, such as regional wars or conflicts, or military/security cooperation against terrorist organizations. At the organizational level, it assesses how ideology and structural characteristics (size of organization, geographical proximity between them) affect the formation THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK AND RESEARCH PARADIGM 31 and operation of a coalition.

2. , p. 219. Ibid. See Kent Lane Oots, A Political Organisation Approach to Transnational Terrorism (New York: Greenwood Press, 1986). For example, Oots examines the ‘coalition’ between Fatah and Black September although Black September was a terrorist arm of Fatah itself, and the ‘coalition’ between the PFLP and the Muhammad Budyah Commando, which is simply a pseudonym for one of the PFLP cells in Europe. 19 CHAPTER 1 THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK AND RESEARCH PARADIGM I. THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK Given that existing theories relate only to coalitions between states, and fail to provide satisfactory answers to questions regarding alliances, the choice of framework is difficult.

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