The main discussion
point of this article is to explore the cause-effect relation between the
weakening of nation state and the intensification of global terrorism by the
influence of globalization. The main thesis of the article is that the malign
effects of globalization have considerably weakened nation states or dragged
them into a situation in which the security and stability would no longer be
sustained as desired. Global terrorism can stem from the adverse effects of
globalization, imbalance of power, disparity of players, and power vacuum.
Failed states, separatist minorities and radicals use terrorism as warfare in
order to counterbalance the power gap or to consolidate their authority. In
order to verify/nullify the main thesis, we sought answers for three main
issues: consequences of globalization; influence of globalization on terrorism;
and lessons learned from terrorism. Our study has come to a conclusion that the
most reliable way to cope with the challenges of the new form of terrorism is
to strengthen the nation state concept in democratic, laic, social and legal terms.
Globalization, nation state, terrorism, global terrorism