Chapter 3The Consequences and Meanings of Terrorism for Businesses

Introduction: Businesses in a Time of Terror

In the previous chapter I set out the conditions for being a witness and a victim of contemporary terrorism in places both near and far from terrorism’s ‘flashpoint’. It may be that these four coordinates – witnesses and victims, simulations and images of violence, distance, and cities – go some way to explaining the targets that terrorists choose, the goals of their political message, and what it means to live and work in the city in a time of terror. Building on these coordinates, my intention in this chapter is to lay out the coordinates for understanding businesses and organizations in a time of terror and pave the way for the ...

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