Analysis of the anarchist and anti-colonial wave basing on the concept of the Four Waves of Terrorism by David Rapoport and selected political events
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This article presents the analysis of two initial terrorism waves proposed by an American professor, David Charles Rapoport. In the first part of the dissertation, the author is going to present issues connected with the impossibility of coining a universal definition of terrorism and postulates the need of examining the waves of terrorism. In the further part of the paper, the author presents his considerations based on selected political events which took part during two waves of terrorism. At the end, the author provides an answer to the question of what differences there were between terrorist actions before the First World War and during initial decades after its conclusion. Within the scope of the paper, references to current events strictly relating to security and methods used to deal with terrorist attacks are also provided.
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