This study examines the functional relationship between millenarian-inspired terrorism and the process of political change. Through an exhaustive investigation of late Twentieth-century movements, Aum Shinrikyo, Sendero Luminoso and Hezbollah, it concludes that in each case, apocalyptic expectations performed a significant group mobilization, leadership and therapeutic function.
|Publication date:||18th January 2011|
|Author:||James F. Rinehart|
|Categories:||International relations, Terrorism, armed struggle, Political science & theory,|
JAMES F. RINEHART is an Associate Professor at Troy University, USA.More About James F. Rinehart