Migration and Terrorism: A New Approach to Consider the Threat

  • Orlando CenciarelliEmail author
  • Sandro Mancinelli
  • Gian Marco Ludovici
  • Leonardo Palombi
Part of the Terrorism, Security, and Computation book series (TESECO)


Migration is part of human history since ancient times; this phenomenon can result from several reasons, through which are delivered, as well as individuals, the main characteristics of the societies of origin. Currently, several theories relate the spread of international terrorism with migration, particularly by supporting the close relationship between migration, religious extremism and terrorist events. Other literature considers terrorism as a phenomenon with characteristics similar to a disease, for many common aspects with specific illness, such as cancer or psychiatric pathologies. In this review, the correlations between migration and terrorism are analysed and the different theories that consider terrorism similar to a disease are considered.


Migration Terrorism CBRNe Disease Threat 



Special acknowledgement for the realisation of this work goes to the International Master Courses in Protection Against CBRNe Events (


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Orlando Cenciarelli
    • 1
    Email author
  • Sandro Mancinelli
    • 2
  • Gian Marco Ludovici
    • 3
  • Leonardo Palombi
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Industrial EngineeringUniversity of Rome Tor VergataRomeItaly
  2. 2.Department of Biomedicine and Prevention, School of Medicine and SurgeryUniversity of Rome Tor VergataRomeItaly
  3. 3.International Master Courses in Protection Against CBRNe EventsUniversity of Rome Tor VergataRomeItaly

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