INTERPRETATIONS OF TERRORISM: THEORETICAL AND PRACTICAL APPROACHES

Vakhit AKAEV; Murat KELIGOV; Boryat NANAEVA


Vakhit Akaev, D.Sc. (Philos.), Academician, Academy of Sciences of the Chechen Republic, Professor, Department of Philosophy, Academician M. Millionshchikov Grozny State Oil Technical University, Leading Research Associate, Ibragimov Integrated Scientific and Research Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences (Grozny, Russian Federation)

Murat Keligov, D.Sc. (Philos.), Professor, Department of Philosophy, Academician M. Millionshchikov Grozny State Oil Technical University (Grozny, Russian Federation)

Boryat Nanaeva, D.Sc. (Philos.), Professor, Head of the Department of Philosophy, Academician M. Millionshchikov Grozny State Oil Technical University (Grozny, Russian Federation)


ABSTRACT

The variety of specific forms of terrorism and, therefore, its different interpretations are rooted in social, economic, political, geopolitical and religious factors. Theoretical and practical approaches to terrorism help identify its most important characteristics, global and regional specifics and the ways and means to be used to combat it. A clearer idea of regional specifics of terrorist manifestations suggests specific forms of prevention and counteraction. Sociological polls among North Caucasian students, in the Chechen Republic in particular, serve precisely this purpose. Prevention depends, first and foremost, on a better understanding of the causes of asocial behavior of those young men who fell into the trap of criminal groups; better understanding is achieved through finding out what the students of the Chechen Republic think about extremism and terrorism.

Keywords: ideology and practice of terrorism, interpretation of extremism and terrorism, types of terrorism, measures of opposition, sociological poll, student youth, Chechnia, Daghestan.


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