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Terorism and restructuring of social power


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Bilandžić, Mirko. (2013). Terorism and restructuring of social power. Polemos : časopis za interdisciplinarna istraživanja rata i mira, XVI(32). pp. 31-49. ISSN 1331-5595

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Power and terrorism represent important determinants for historic but also contemporary political and social processes and relations. According to the classical realist classification of power by Max Weber, which has derived from the analysis of the political sphere of social action, power is located within a certain social relation and it implies probability that one actor will achieve its goal within that relation, despite the resistance from other actors. As a factor and subject of national and international political and social processes, terrorism which implies the use of terror, non-military violence, for the purpose of realizing political goals, represents the intersection of politics and violence with the pretension of claiming power. In this paper, Michael Mann’s IEMP Model (ideological; economic; military; political power) and its application to terrorism is presented. National state, as a central social organization in international order, owns all the attributes of that power model, but the contemporary non-state terrorism has brought restructuring of the sources of social power.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: power; terrorism; sources of power; restructuring of the sources of power; IEMP powers’ model
Subjects: Sociology
Departments: Department of Sociology
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2016 07:23
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2016 10:51

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