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Lecture: Has Globalization Reduced Worldwide Terrorist Attacks?

Gary LaFree (University of Maryland, USA)
13 September 2023, 4 pm | WZB, Reichpietschufer 50, 10785 Berlin, Raum A 300 | prior registration required

Lecture series Civil Society and Political Conflict

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Globalization - worldwide economic, political and social interdependence - began to increase rapidly in the mid-1960s.  Given that these increases broadly coincided with increases in worldwide terrorist attacks, it was natural for researchers and policy makers to see a positive connection between the two. Indeed, critics argue that globalization encourages political violence by intensifying inequality and poverty, increasing intercultural tension and threatening traditional cultures.

Gary LaFree iis Distinguished University Professor of the Criminology and Criminal Justice department, and formerly the Director of the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) at the University of Maryland. His research interest are causes and consequences of illegal violence.

Online event. For details and registration see here.

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