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Unpublished Paper
Against the State governance, governance from below & governing through terrorism: Analytically investigating the technologies of power within the terrorist arsenal.
(2010)
  • Allen Gnanam, University of Windsor
Abstract

Terrorism as a violent and destabilizing act performed by terrorists, meaning loyal followers of political or religious agendas who hold resent and animosity toward a certain authority/ government (Lin, Liou, & Wu, 2007, pg. 149), will be explored and analyzed through the utilization of the governmentality perspective. For the purposes of this paper terrorism governance will refer to the governance/ control/ influence exerted by terrorists and terrorism. The focus of this explorative and analysis paper will be to identify diverse terrorism oriented technologies of governance, and analyze the ways in which these technologies enable terrorist to exert governance both indirectly and directly. Secondly, this paper will also identify and analyze the rationalities terrorist appeal to and the rationalities terrorism is based upon, however, the primary focus of this paper will be to explore and analyze terrorism oriented governing technologies. This paper will first analyze direct terrorism governance/ control over self governance through the technology of unilateral education, which results in brainwashing. Secondly, this paper will analyze indirect terrorism governance over counter terrorism strategies/ technologies. Thirdly, this paper will analyze direct terrorism governance over civil populations, through the terrorist technology of suicide bombing and car bombing.

Keywords
  • Terrorism,
  • terrorist,
  • governance,
  • technologies,
  • violent,
  • political,
  • agenda,
  • instability,
  • fear,
  • suicide,
  • bombings,
  • car bombings,
  • sectarian,
  • manipulation,
  • brainwashing,
  • destabilizing,
  • religious,
  • unilateral,
  • education,
  • civilians,
  • sectarian,
  • Iraq,
  • elections,
  • social relations,
  • Afghanistan,
  • sociopolitical,
  • socio-religious,
  • Taliban,
  • insurgency,
  • rationalities,
  • indoctrination,
  • self governance,
  • Pakistan,
  • Nawzot Kot,
  • social binding,
  • radicalization,
  • Awakai,
  • sectarian violence,
  • Mullah Omar,
  • profiling,
  • biometric,
  • metric,
  • counter terrorism,
  • preemption,
  • proactive
Publication Date
2010
Citation Information
Allen Gnanam. "Against the State governance, governance from below & governing through terrorism: Analytically investigating the technologies of power within the terrorist arsenal." (2010)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/allengnanam/9/