1). What is David Rapoport’s position on the influence of religion on terrorism? What is your view on the religion’s influence on terrorism? Your short essay should be at least 200 words in length.
2). What are the common patterns of converting people in prison to violent radical causes as posited by Mark Hamm? What does Hamm say lies behind most all prison conversions? Your short essay should be at least 200 words in length.
3). Explain why there is confusion when trying to define terrorism. Provide examples to illustrate your answer. Your short essay should be at least 200 words in length.
4). Describe the four levels of the hierarchical structure of terrorist groups as posited by James Fraser and Ian Fulton. Evaluate Fraser and Fulton’s levels. Your essay should be at least 500 words in length.
5). Discuss project “Plan Colombia.” Who was involved, and what was the outcome? Your short essay should be at least 200 words in length.
6). Explain why a common misassumption is that the American Revolution was based on terrorism. What is revolutionary terrorism? Your short essay should be at least 200 words in length.
7). Who was Black September? Discuss the Munich attack. Your short essay should be at least 200 words in length.
Read the Metrolink case study beginning on page 342 (will send via email) of the text as well as the Reuters article on train safety rules: Buffett May Benefit as Train Lobby Bids to Weaken Safety Rule.
In your post, consider the following questions:
1. What was the cause of the Metrolink accident and could it have been avoided?
2. Is the high cost of train control justified by the likely safety gains for passengers?
3. Is the money spent to regulate railroad safety being spent in the most efficient way to reduce the risks of death and injury in society?
4. If you had been a lobbyist wishing to influence safety legislation after the crash, what would your strategy have been?
Sources must be cited with APA format.
Plagiarism is unacceptable. Must be less than 20% copied from source.