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Contexto Internacional

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SUAREZ, Marcial A. Garcia. Terrorism and international politics: an approach to South America. Contexto int. [online]. 2012, vol.34, n.2, pp.363-396. ISSN 0102-8529.  https://doi.org/10.1590/S0102-85292012000200001.

This study analyzes: i) how the definition of terrorism varies between distinct political contexts and goals, arguing that that such definitions depend on political context; ii) how terrorism might be analyzed using mainstream International Relations Theory, debating the limits and possibilities of these schools of thought, and; iii) how South American countries have adopted a global counterterrorism strategy which is clearly exogenous to their proper political agendas. The theoretical proposal of this article is to analyze terrorism as a political phenomenon using the theoretical apparatus of the Copenhagen School, availing itself of several South American cases.

Keywords : Theory of International Relations; Terrorism; South America.

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