David C. Rapoport

David C. Rapoport
University of California, Los Angeles | UCLA · Department of Political Science

Doctor of Philosophy

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January 1997 - October 2015
University of California, Los Angeles
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  • Professor Emeritus

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The January 6 attack was unique in its target and potential consequences. But the methods employed were common in the 5 th Wave where far-right demonstrations became commonhave prevailed.. They began against President Obama and were then encouraged by President Trump. The article examines those demonstrations, the participants,, methods, and the di...
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First Wave of Global Terror 1880s 1920s
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Time gaps existed in the first three waves between precipitating political events and the development of terrorist activity. But now the time gap has disappeared because the precipitating events were directly associated with terrorism. All of those events occurred in the Islamic world where religion was employed to justify terror. Jewish, Sikh, and...
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and Keywords The Versailles Treaty ending World War I established a new international order by creating the League of Nations and, dividing the defeated empires in Europe into a number of nation-states. The overseas empires of the defeated became League of Nations mandates, which the victorious powers administered until they were sufficiently devel...
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Initially, the main efforts of the Islamic State in the Syrian civil war aimed to gain territories in Syria and Iraq for the establishment of the Caliphate, but after very striking early successes which attracted enormous numbers of foreign fighters, it lost a significant portion of the conquered territory. Instead of focusing on efforts to keep an...
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In 1970, just months before his death, the historian Richard Hofstadter called on U.S. historians to engage the subject of violence. For a generation, he wrote, the profession had ignored the issue, assuming that consensus rather than confl ict had shaped the American past. By the late 1960s, with assassinations, riots, and violent crime at the for...
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The history of non-state terror including early forms in several religious traditions and mob-terror (i.e., the American Sons of Liberty and KKK) and difficulties in defining the concept are discussed first. The principal focus is modern terrorism which began in the 1880s and has developed in four distinct and successive waves, the "Anarchist" "Ant...
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Terrorist studies rarely discuss activities before the invention of dynamite, which made modern terror possible. One important, interesting, and forgotten form is the mob terror campaign. Two significant successful American examples are examined and compared, “The Sons of Liberty” which ignited the American Revolution, and the Ku Klux Klan, which “...
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This mighty state remarkable for the smallness of its origin, as well as for the greatness to which it attained, has by the splendour of its national exertions … or by its internal revolution and reverses of fortune ever been a principal object of interest to all the more enlightened nations of the western world…. To know it well is to know mankind...
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Torture: A Collection. Edited by Sanford Levinson. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004. 328p. $29.95. Seventeen short essays, together with a very detailed Israeli Supreme Court judgment (1999), provide useful discussions of a timely and important subject. Considerable disagreement occurs, and sometimes participants address each other in strong...
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"The September 11 attack has created a resolve in America and elsewhere to a end terror everywhere. But the history of terror does not inspire much confidence that this determination will be successful."
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No subject attracts political scientists more than elections do. Still, the intimate link with violence has scarcely been noticed. A sparse recent literature exists on how ballots may eliminate bullets in civil war settlements: questions concerning why ballots create occasions for bullets and the relationship between violence‐producing and violence...
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The political and moral dimensions of space are rarely understood to be crucial political ingredients. This essay challenges that assumption by examining ethno‐religious conflicts since the 1880s. It argues that the massive spatial configurations occasioned by the collapse of great empires created a powerful impuetus for a steady expansion of the n...
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As the first comparative study of religious terror groups, the article provides detailed analyses of the different doctrines and methods of the three best-known groups: the Thugs, Assassins, and Zealots-Sicarii. Despite a primitive technology, each developed much more durable and destructive organizations than has any modern secular group. The diff...
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The study is an analysis of the Hebrew Bible's description of Moses' political career and his unique status first as "liberator" and then as "the founder" of Israel's charismatic and legal traditions. Its principal argument is that through Moses the Sinai Covenant became Israel's ultimate source of legitimacy. Charisma and law were perceived as bei...
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Microfilm copy made by the Library Photographic Service, University of California. -- 1 reel 35 mm. Thesis--California. Includes bibliographical references.
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Traducción de: The morality of terrorism Incluye bibliografía e índice

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