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The War on Terror

  • Maximiliano E. KorstanjeEmail author
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Abstract

9/11 has changed the world in many senses. It introduced not only fear in the contemporary society, but also ignited the counter-reaction to the US in what G. W Bush dubbed as “War on Terror”. This chapter centers on a philosophical discussion that relates the international geopolitics with the sociology of terrorism. Basically, the archetype of 9/11 has woken the interests of many scholars though, to date, it is ideologically inspired. Paradoxically, while much attention was paid on the archetype of 9/11 as a founding event that subordinated other similar events, less understanding of the issue scholars have. This chapter places the war on terror and 9/11 under the critical lens of scrutiny.

Keywords

Crisis Terror Risk Terrorism War on terror 9/11 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of PalermoBuenos AiresArgentina

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