Open Access Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
© 2011 Victoria Din
A number of factors contribute to the enigmatic nature of terrorism. As popular perceptions of the act and of the actor evolve, there is a corresponding desire to change the definition. The act itself has stayed largely the same; however, developments in politics and culture have changed our perceptions of terrorism and subsequently our usage of the term. As such, it has been imprecisely applied to a diverse and perpetually changing set of actors, institutions, and actions.
Din, Victoria L., "Understanding Terrorism in the Horn of Africa: American Perceptions of Somalia, Kenya, and al Qaeda" (2011). CMC Senior Theses. Paper 164.