International Terrorism and the World-System

Albert J. Bergesen, Omar Lizardo

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Theories of international terrorism are reviewed. It then is noted that waves of terrorism appear in semiperipheral zones of the world-system during pulsations of globalization when the dominant state is in decline. Finally, how these and other factors might combine to suggest a model of terrorism's role in the cyclical undulations of the world-system is suggested.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)38-52
Number of pages15
JournalSociological Theory
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sociology and Political Science


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