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Whatare the causes of terrorism?

Thisessay aims at looking into the factors that ignite terrorism forminga basis of argument from a strain theory hypothetical context.Poverty by far and large analyzes as the biggest menace emanating toterrorism. Desperate citizens luring into quick money gainingopportunities and irrespective of their negative implications, out ofdespair, they jump into the offers. Frustrated and hopeless membersof the society also fall prey to the hands of terrorism with intentof counteracting their emotions (Agnewâ 74). Extreme socialsituations in respective societies also push citizens into joiningthe extremist groups to look for ways to avert the harsh conditions.According to Agnewâ 66, vengeance is also a big contributor toterrorism. This emanates from young people who are angry with theirrespective governments wanting to hit back at them. Alienatedcountries may also fall prey to terrorism with an aim of salvagingtheir territories. Political warfare also results into terrorism byeither side trying to get back at their opponents. A section of thegovernment may also plan to bring devolution, which may see thecountry into terrorism. Lastly, terrorism over time has beenassociated with religion. Based on facts and findings, terrorismround the globe has been inclined to a specific religion affiliation.

Terrorismresults into economic degradation

Accordingto Agnewâ 112, citizens result into committing crimes by the forcesof the social structures of the societies in which they live. Adverseaffiliations with ill-minded people who are not mindful of thedevelopment of their countries may lure individuals into joiningextremist groups. This eventually may slow down on the economy of thesaid countries as more resources divert into curbing the vice. Byfailing to achieve set goals in life, young people lure intoterrorism blindly due to their frustrations. This pulls down on thegrowth of a country as the young energetic and educated people arewasted and die in the hands of terror.Strain closely links to delinquency Agnewâ88.The young brilliant minds again choose to follow deviant ways slowingdown on their countries’ economies. They bend to the delinquentdeviant ways by resentment, which makes them vent out theirobstructions in whatever ways bring relieve to them at the said time.By so doing, a country’s economic growth stagnates, as theenergetic people expected to working towards pushing the economy arelender useless (Agnewâ145).

Accordingto Agnewâ108, malesin comparison to their female counterparts focus on substantialprosperity making them more prone to terrorism. By falling prey, manypositions requiring their attention left unattended especially inindustries hence slowed growth rates. He further noted thatcontention among males is higher than to females. The men are boundget into bouts and battles obstructions, which eventually result intosourcing for ways to counteract the situation at hand (Agnewâ110).That is how they may end up into joining extremist groups avertingtheir productivity into terrorism. This in the end pulls down on theeconomy of their countries. Males also respond to life threateningissues in anger while blaming others for their faults as well as whatthey do lack in life. With intent of matching up with the rest, theyfall prey to terrorism hence putting their energies elsewhere thanbeing productive to the economies of their countries.

Basedon the proposition, terrorism stands out as the independent variablewhile economic degradation is the dependent variable. The hypothesistested by posing interviews to various cross sections of people aswell as execution of assessments with intent of completely validatingthe results. Data useful in this hypothesis may be collected mostlythrough interviews and questionnaires as in some cases people mayfear providing information in fear of their security.


Agnew,Robert.&nbspPressuredinto Crime: An Overview of General Strain Theory.Los Angeles, Calif: Roxbury Pub, 2012. Print.