The Political Analysis of the Concept of Terrorism From a Civilizational Perspective
Bashir Abulkaraya, Zayed University, United Arab Emirates
This paper highlights the political dimensions of the concept of terrorism in a comparative context between states based on the concept of interest and through the interaction between political powers within the political regime based on the extent of democratic practice.
The paper examines the relationship between terrorism practiced by specific parties in the international order and the hegemony practiced by the major powers, which requires addressing the political vision of the concept of terrorism at three levels: major powers, regional powers and other states. The paper also analyzes the relationship between the concept of terrorism and the phenomenon of the struggle for power in the totalitarian regimes and their recourse to the anti-terrorism law. The paper also focuses on the concept of terrorism and its relationship with the concept of resistance. This will contribute to building the political dimensions of the concept of terrorism more seriously and objectively will enrich the study of the phenomenon of terrorism in the world.
The paper analyzes the concept of terrorism on two levels: theoretical, and realistic. At the theoretical level, it seeks rooting the concept from a civilizational perspective based on the Islamic vision and assumes two different trends for the meaning of terrorism: an objective trend that employs the concept in a favorable manner to the intellectual content of the concept and a biased trend that employs it in the opposite direction. At the realistic level, the paper is interested in studying the phenomenon relationships in the Arab and Islamic worlds.
Presentation Date/Time: Sunday, December 11, 2022 (11:20)
Session: Session 2
Room: Fai Kham Room