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SEMINAR | Globalisation and Terrorism



Start Date

29th Nov 2016 12:00pm

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An Institute for the Study of Social Change and School of Social Sciences seminar

presented by

Professor Ekkart Zimmermann, Dresden University of Technology

This paper has multiple objectives. I set out linkages of a causal model to portray how globalization influences international terrorist strategies. I also point to methodological and theoretical shortcomings in the literature with respect to the levels of disaggregation at which issues are analyzed, and I evaluate the opportunity–cost argument for assessing international terrorism. The paper and conclusions present perspectives on developments of terrorism in the context of globalization, including the relationship of terror to immigration.

Ekkart Zimmermann is a retired professor of sociology at Dresden University of Technology. Over the last years he has taught at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich and at the Bavarian School of Public Policy in Munich where he lives. He has published widely on conflict research (Political Violence, Crises, and Revolutions, New York: Routledge 2011), modernization and development, globalization and terrorism, social stratification, methodology and other matters. He is one of the editors of the Concise Encyclopedia of Comparative Sociology (Leiden: Brill 2014). Currently he is finishing a textbook on Political Sociology.

Tuesday 29 November, 12.00pm to 1.00pm

Room 210, Social Sciences Building, Sandy Bay Campus

This is a free seminar and everyone is welcome to attend. There is no need to RSVP.

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