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Full article in PDF format | DOI: 10.3176/tr.2012.2.04

Jüri Saar


This article examines the international security situation by means of an integrated cultural-civilisational approach. According to this approach, crime is an inevitable part in cultural phenomena, wherefore the definitions of crimes, punishments and their execution manifest value specificities of cultures (civilisa­tions). The links of fundamental terrorism with cultural conflict are analysed and its similarities with the fourth generation warfare (Lind et al. 1989) are highlighted. A thesis is proposed that the third phase of deviancy control (Cohen 1985) is being transformed into the fourth phase, principally at variance with the preceding ones. Summing up, some ideas are suggested to form the theoretical framework for the new model of effective social control in this changing world.


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