Case studies in terrorism-drug connection: the Kurdistan Workers' Party, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, and the Shining Path Metadata

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Title

  • Main Title Case studies in terrorism-drug connection: the Kurdistan Workers' Party, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, and the Shining Path

Creator

  • Author: Sahin, Fuat Salih
    Creator Type: Personal

Contributor

  • Chair: Chilton, Bradley S.
    Contributor Type: Personal
    Contributor Info: Major Professor
  • Committee Member: Taylor, Robert W.
    Contributor Type: Personal
  • Committee Member: Caeti, Tory J.
    Contributor Type: Personal

Publisher

  • Name: University of North Texas
    Place of Publication: Denton, Texas

Date

  • Creation: 2001-08
  • Digitized: 2007-07-09

Language

  • English

Description

  • Content Description: This study scrutinizes the drug-terrorism nexus critically with intent to conceive possible remedies for the problem. The vast turnover of the global illicit drug industry constitutes the largest portion of organized crime enterprises' income. Different circles have argued that these enterprises are not the sole actors of the drug business, but terrorist groups, whose ultimate aim is a political change rather than financial strength, also profit from the “business.” The controversial nature of the problem fuelled heated debates and requires an in depth and impartial analysis, which was the main subject of the current study. At the first stage, three different cases, the PKK, the LTTE, and the SL, were studied either to prove or deny the alleged phenomenon. The sampled groups' ideology, structure, and operations helped understand the motives pushing the organizations into the ‘business.' Subsequently, several recommendations capturing vital issues both in countering terrorism and breaking terrorism-drugs link were spelled out.

Subject

  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Terrorism -- Case studies.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Drug traffic -- Case studies.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Partiya Karkere Kürdistan.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (Organization)
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Sendero Luminoso (Guerrilla group)
  • Keyword: Terrorism-drug connection
  • Keyword: case studies
  • Keyword: Kurdistan
  • Keyword: Workers’ Party
  • Keyword: Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam
  • Keyword: Shining Path

Collection

  • Name: UNT Theses and Dissertations
    Code: UNTETD

Institution

  • Name: UNT Libraries
    Code: UNT

Rights

  • Rights Access: public
  • Rights License: copyright
  • Rights Holder: Sahin, Fuat Salih
  • Rights Statement: Copyright is held by the author, unless otherwise noted. All rights reserved.

Resource Type

  • Thesis or Dissertation

Format

  • Text

Identifier

  • OCLC: 51225734
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc2871

Degree

  • Degree Name: Master of Science
  • Degree Level: Master's
  • Degree Discipline: Criminal Justice
  • Academic Department: Department of Criminal Justice
  • Degree Grantor: University of North Texas

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