Vigilantes on the High Seas?: The Sea Shepherds and Political Violence

  title={Vigilantes on the High Seas?: The Sea Shepherds and Political Violence},
  author={Gerry Nagtzaam and P. Lentini},
  journal={Terrorism and Political Violence},
  pages={110 - 133}
Defining terrorism and explaining how it occurs remains a contentious issue. This article attempts to generate new understandings on these topics by applying the work of Ehud Sprinzak's delegitimatization model to the Sea Shepherds. Evidence presented in the article suggests that the Sea Shepherd's present level of political violence passed through gradual phases. In this respect, it is possible to suggest that Sprinzak's model has applicability for maritime organizations, as well as… Expand
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