Terror and Governance

TitleTerror and Governance
Publication TypeWorking Paper
AuthorsTodorov, Vadislav
Year2004
Pages16
LanguageEnglish
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Terrorism presents the greatest threat to any form of organized government and civil society. Acts of terrorism induce a primal, utterly disorganizing fear, which could alter instantaneously and lastingly behaviors of entire nations. This fear erodes the fabric of civility. Terror-stricken people cannot function as citizens. Terrorism does not only impact the public sentiments but it could trigger serious societal mutations. Therefore, the common wisdom says, it becomes essential for the governments to respond swiftly and decisively in order to arrest the civility-degrading terror.

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