Globalization and Terrorism
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This paper explains Baudrillard's argument on "unequal returns" put forth in his article "The Violence of the Global". The paper looks at Baudrillard's analysis of the emergence of terrorism and its gradual prevalence in the period of globalization, as well as his position that universalization, globalization, and terrorism are linked together through the theory of "unequal returns", a process that occurs throughout human history and eventually leads to violence, wars, and, in present times, terrorism.
From the Paper:"Baudrillard's discourse posits two important generalizations relating the three concepts enumerated earlier (universalization, globalization, and terrorism). The first assertion that he claimed was that the death, or rather, the suicide of universalization was due to the emergence and eventual dominance of globalization in the modern to post-modern societies. The second assertion that he discussed in the essay was that, due to the 'unequal return' of the opportunities given to the West by the Enlightenment-that is, usage of these positive effects of the Enlightenment and modernism without giving these benefits to other societies in return-societies that have learned to cultivate an anti-universal social culture have later resorted to acts of violence against United States through terrorism."
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Globalization and Terrorism (2005, November 24) Retrieved September 22, 2020, from https://www.academon.com/article-review/globalization-and-terrorism-62411/
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