Terror, Terrorism, Terrorists*

@article{Tilly2004TerrorTT,
  title={Terror, Terrorism, Terrorists*},
  author={Charles Tilly},
  journal={Sociological Theory},
  year={2004},
  volume={22},
  pages={13 - 5}
}
  • C. Tilly
  • Published 1 March 2004
  • Sociology
  • Sociological Theory
The terms terror, terrorism, and terrorist do not identify causally coherent and distinct social phenomena but strategies that recur across a wide variety of actors and political situations. Social scientists who reify the terms confuse themselves and render a disservice to public discussion. The U.S. government's own catalogs of terrorist events actually support both claims 

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