عنوان مقاله [English]
Modernity, Globalization and Prevalence of Postmodern Terrorism
In order to understand the terrorism in the age of globalization and the
relationship between the two, one needs to consider the changes in
the thought framework of modernity. Modernity is not the only
element for the appearance of terrorist groups; rather it is one of the
major elements for the manifestation of postmodern terrorism. In a
general classification, three kinds of terrorism can be perceived:
traditional, modern and postmodern terrorisms. The approach of the
traditional terrorism varies from the approaches of the modern and
The modern and postmodern terrorisms are the result of changes
following the growing trend of modernity and hence the globalization.
In all of the activities of these two types, one can notice signs of enmity
with globalization; however, the traditional terrorists acted differently.
The goals of the traditional terrorists have been limited. However, the
modern and postmodern terrorists aim at goals which go beyond
outstanding governmental characters. This resembles the modernity
thought which does not accept anything which brings about limitation.
This article intends to show that the modern and postmodern
terrorisms are a reaction to the consequences of modernity and
globalization. In other words, the modern and postmodern terrorisms
are the products of the modern period and are one of the major crises
of modernity and globalization.