"VIRUS" OF TERRORISM IN TURBULENT SOCIETY

Chudinov, S.
Abstract:
The security of modern society and an individual is seriously tested by a terrorist threat, which is often perceived as something external, that violates relative social harmony and order. Attempts to “seal” society, to protect it from any form of extremism, lead to huge public costs, but do not lead to the elimination of the threat. The article discusses the problem of sociocultural mechanisms of terrorism dissemination and the question of how philosophical framework of public security strategy should be changed to withstand these mechanisms. The security theory developed in the article draws upon J. Baudrillard’s concept that considers terrorism a manifestation of sociocultural code violation and likens it to the virus. It examines ontological aspects of social “immune forces” decrease in the context of the virtualization of social being, the growth of instability and turbulence. Particular attention is paid to social networks, one of the major parts of communication environment that allows to “transport” the “virus” of terrorist propaganda and increases its virulence. The results of the research integrate philosophical ideas that can help in developing the conceptual foundations of security system in the new social conditions - turbulent society.
SGEM Research areas:
Year:
2017
Type of Publication:
In Proceedings
Keywords:
theory of security; turbulent society; social philosophy; terrorism; extremism
Volume:
17
SGEM Book title:
4th International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts SGEM 2017
Book number:
2
SGEM Series:
International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts-SGEM
Pages:
431-438
Publisher address:
51 Alexander Malinov blvd, Sofia, 1712, Bulgaria
SGEM supporters:
Bulgarian Acad Sci; Acad Sci Czech Republ; Latvian Acad Sci; Polish Acad Sci; Russian Acad Sci; Serbian Acad Sci & Arts; Slovak Acad Sci; Natl Acad Sci Ukraine; Natl Acad Sci Armenia; Sci Council Japan; World Acad Sci; European Acad Sci, Arts & Letters; Ac
Period:
24 - 30 August 2017
ISBN:
978-619-7408-18-8
ISSN:
2367-5659
Conference:
4th International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts SGEM 2017, 24 - 30 August 2017
DOI:
10.5593/sgemsocial2017/22/S09.057
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