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Human Development and its Relationship to Terrorism in Arab Countries
Prof. Dhiyab Musa Al-Bidayanah
Naif Arab University for Security Sciences
This book presents an in depth discussion about the relationship between human development and sub-state terrorism in Arab countries. It examines many different areas of human development in Arab countries and presents an accurate picture of its present state and suggests that terrorism is a product of society - and is directly related to aspects of human development. The first chapter presents a detailed background on Arab societies and their different cultures. It presents an overview of their demography and culture and suggests that correctly understanding sub-state terrorism in Arab countries cannot be achieved without looking at the cultural and demographic situation of the people. The second chapter presents theories from sociology and criminology and relates them to the study of terrorism in Arab countries. These theories include General Strain Theory, Differential Opportunity, Rational Choice Theory and Organizational Theory. The third chapter presents a discussion about human development and its international and regional measures and examines the relationship between economic development and terrorism. The fourth chapter presents an in depth view of human development in Arab countries with particular concentration on levels of freedom, knowledge and security. The fifth chapter presents a detailed discussion about terrorism and its definition and causing factors. It also highlights the differences surrounding the best definition of terrorism and the scope of the effects of terrorism. This chapter also presents a picture of the international problem of sub-state terrorism both in past and present day societies. The sixth chapter presents the methodology used in the research in the collection of data and discusses the problems and obstacles in gathering data about terrorism in Arab countries. It includes a discussion on the methods of statistical analysis used in this study. The seventh chapter presents the proposed relationship between human development and terrorism in Arab countries and concentrates on factors such as human rights, government and transparency.
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