What Is The Definition Of Terrorism?

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When is an event considered “terrorism,” and when is it not? Who decides? The notoriously vague term is clarified.

Learn More:
Information on Defining Terrorism
Schmid, Alex P. ‘The Definition of Terrorism’. In The Routledge Handbook of Terrorism Research, (ed.) by Alex P. Schmid, 39-98. London, New York: Routledge, 2011

More Information on Defining Terrorism
Hoffman, Bruce. Inside Terrorism. New York: Columbia University Press, 1998.
Chapter One accessible here: http://www.nytimes.com/books/first/h/hoffman-terrorism.html

Domestic Terrorism: Notes on the State System of Oppression, By Noam Chomsky
http://www.chomsky.info/articles/199909–.htm

Sydney siege: don’t call Man Haron Monis a ‘terrorist’ – it only helps Isis
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/dec/16/sydney-siege-dont-call-man-haron-monis-a-terrorist-it-only-helps-isis

Watch More:
Why Terrorist Groups Can’t Last Forever
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNi8TgYIBWk

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