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Référence :

PRIEGO, Alberto. Fundamentalismo, extremismo, fanatismo y terrorismo religioso. Una clarificación de los conceptos. Miscelánea Comillas. Revista de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales, [S.l.], v. 76, n. 148, p. 261-272, oct. 2018. ISSN 2341-085X

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2018

Fundamentalism, Extremism, Fanaticism and Religious Terrorism. An effort at Clarification

Original title: “Fundamentalismo, extremismo, fanatismo y terrorismo religioso. una clarificación de los conceptos”

Abstract

In recent years, we have witnessed an increase in terrorist activity, especially in the Middle East. This fact has increased academic and media attention to this circumstance, which has led to a proliferation of studies on this topic. This, unfortunately, has not been accompanied by a comparable increase in rigor in the treatment of basic concepts, which, in my opinion, makes it necessary to clarify terms such as fundamentalism, extremism, integrism, fanaticism or even terrorism.

Titre original : “Fundamentalismo, extremismo, fanatismo y terrorismo religioso. una clarificación de los conceptos”

Résumé

Ces dernières années, nous assistons à une recrudescence du terrorisme, en particulier au Moyen-Orient. Cela a renforcé l’attention des universitaires et des médias, ce qui a entraîné une prolifération des études sur ce sujet. Cette prolifération des travaux ne s’est néanmoins pas accompagnée d’une rigueur accrue dans l’utilisation des concepts fondamentaux, ce qui, à mon avis, rend nécessaire un travail de clarification de termes tels que “fondamentalisme”, “extrémisme”, “intégrisme”, “fanatisme”, voire “terrorisme”.

Resumen

En los últimos años hemos asistido a un incremento de la actividad terrorista sobre todo en Oriente Medio. Este hecho ha incrementado la atención académica y mediática sobre este hecho lo que ha provocado una proliferación de los estudios sobre este tema. Esta proliferación de trabajos no se ha visto acompañada de un incremento del rigor en el tratamiento de los conceptos básicos por lo que, a mi entender, se hace necesario una labor de clarificación de términos como fundamentalismo, extremismo, integrismo, fanatismo o incluso terrorismo.

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