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Introduction "A people has only one dangerous enemy: it is government" Louis Antoine Saint-Just Oeuvres Completes 521 Member, Committee of Public Safety Republic of France Year Ill (February 26, 1794} One of the major questions this book seeks to address is why terrorism and organized crime appear to be more prevalent, perni­ cious and persistent in open, democratic societies such as the United States than in more politically constricted and oppressive societies. The chapters examine the issue of whether the defining features of technologically advanced, democratically open societies whose political cultures and sophisticated economic systems con­ tribute significantly to crime and terror. Another related issue concerns the impact of modernization on the individual. There may well be structural dilemmas associat­ ed with modernizing trends at all levels of international sovereign­ ty within First and Third World countries that also induce psycho­ social disorders at the individual level. The phenomenon of social distress may be seen as institutionally precipitated reactions to problems that individuals often experience as unsolvable; these problems tend to be ubiquitous public issues expressed and experi­ enced as personal problems. Because central governments in open societies (nation-states committed to democratic ideology) must respect individual rights and freedom - http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Social Distress and Homeless Taylor & Francis

Introduction

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Introduction

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"A people has only one dangerous enemy: it is government" Louis Antoine Saint-Just Oeuvres Completes 521 Member, Committee of Public Safety Republic of France Year Ill (February 26, 1794} One of the major questions this book seeks to address is why terrorism and organized crime appear to be more prevalent, perni­ cious and persistent in open, democratic societies such as the United States than in more politically constricted and oppressive societies. The chapters examine the...
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Taylor & Francis
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Copyright 2003 Taylor and Francis Group LLC
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1573-658X
eISSN
1053-0789
DOI
10.1080/10530789.2003.11739478
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Abstract

"A people has only one dangerous enemy: it is government" Louis Antoine Saint-Just Oeuvres Completes 521 Member, Committee of Public Safety Republic of France Year Ill (February 26, 1794} One of the major questions this book seeks to address is why terrorism and organized crime appear to be more prevalent, perni­ cious and persistent in open, democratic societies such as the United States than in more politically constricted and oppressive societies. The chapters examine the issue of whether the defining features of technologically advanced, democratically open societies whose political cultures and sophisticated economic systems con­ tribute significantly to crime and terror. Another related issue concerns the impact of modernization on the individual. There may well be structural dilemmas associat­ ed with modernizing trends at all levels of international sovereign­ ty within First and Third World countries that also induce psycho­ social disorders at the individual level. The phenomenon of social distress may be seen as institutionally precipitated reactions to problems that individuals often experience as unsolvable; these problems tend to be ubiquitous public issues expressed and experi­ enced as personal problems. Because central governments in open societies (nation-states committed to democratic ideology) must respect individual rights and freedom -

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Journal of Social Distress and HomelessTaylor & Francis

Published: Jan 1, 2003

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