Open Science Research Excellence
@article{(International Science Index):http://waset.org/publications/10001800,
  title    = {Terrorism: A Threat in Constant Evolution Still Misunderstood},
  author    = {Manuel J. Gazapo Lapayese },
  country   = {Spain},
  institution={International Security Observatory},
  abstract  = {It is a well-established fact that terrorism is one of the foremost threats to present-day international security. The creation of tools or mechanisms for confronting it in an effective and efficient manner will only be possible by way of an objective assessment of the phenomenon. In order to achieve this, this paper has the following three main objectives: Firstly, setting out to find the reasons that have prevented the establishment of a universally accepted definition of terrorism, and consequently trying to outline the main features defining the face of the terrorist threat in order to discover the fundamental goals of what is now a serious blight on world society. Secondly, trying to explain the differences between a terrorist movement and a terrorist organisation, and the reasons for which a terrorist movement can be led to transform itself into an organisation. After analysing these motivations and the characteristics of a terrorist organisation, an example of the latter will be succinctly analysed to help the reader understand the ideas expressed. Lastly, discovering and exposing the factors that can lead to the appearance of terrorist tendencies, and discussing the most efficient and effective responses that can be given to this global security threat.
},
    journal   = {International Journal of Social, Behavioral, Educational, Economic, Business and Industrial Engineering},  volume    = {9},
  number    = {7},
  year      = {2015},
  pages     = {2325 - 2332},
  ee        = {http://waset.org/publications/10001800},
  url       = {http://waset.org/Publications?p=103},
  bibsource = {http://waset.org/Publications},
  issn      = {eISSN:1307-6892},
  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
  index     = {International Science Index 103, 2015},
}