Hello, I am looking for someone to write an essay on Why do terrorist organisations have different structures Use examples of at least one decentralised and one centralised structure to illustrate your arguments. It needs to be at least 3000 words.
anizational structure whereby daily operations, responsibilities of decision making and other military logistics are delegated by the top management to other middle level and lower level managers either within the same or different geographical areas. On the other hand, centralization refers to the organizational structure whereby most of the major logistics such as decision-making, resource allocation are conducted at the same office, which is the central head office. Decentralization by terrorist groups offers relatively more advantages than centralization (Rapoport 2004, p. 47).
There has been efforts by the United States together with its allies aimed at destabilizing the Al-Qaeda organization but this organization continues to operate as normally and even more stronger and has been big security threat to the US and other western nations. Research has shown that part of Al-Qaeda’s prolific success lies mostly on its ability to function as a decentralized organization. Although the U.S invaded Afghanistan and Iraq, Al-Qaeda still poses serious threats to the national security of the U.S and this has been contributed by the decentralized manner in which they operate. The U.S has targeted this organization both militarily and politically but despite this, Al-Qaeda continues to thrive. Al-Qaeda has conducted several terrors acts even despite the efforts of Global War on Terror (GWOT) by the U.S. (Cronin 2008, p.102).
Most modern terrorist organizations are thriving on very well because they function as distributed networks in what is called as decentralized system. The manner in which they operate makes such organizations able to survive better than if they were organized in hierarchical systems. Initially, GWOT actions had significant significances on Al-Qaeda but with the manner in which it operates, it has remained a resilient organization. For example, autonomous individuals and cells and advanced technologies combined with globalization tools and the