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Contemporary debates on terrorism.
Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY, 2012 : Routledge, 2012
|Material Type:||Document, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Internet Resource, Computer File|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Richard Jackson; Samuel J Sinclair
|ISBN:||9780203135358 0203135350 9781136484322 1136484329|
|Description:||1 online resource|
|Contents:||Introduction: Contemporary Debates on Terrorism, Richard Jackson and Samuel Justin Sinclair PART I: DEFINITION OF TERRORISM 1. Is Terrorism Still a Useful Analytical Term or Should it be Abandoned? YES: The Utility of the Concept of Terrorism, Paul Wilkinson NO: A Landscape of Meaning: Constructing Understandings of Political Violence from the Broken Paradigm of `Terrorism', Dominic Bryan PART II: CATEGORIES OF TERRORISM 2. Is There a `New Terrorism' in Existence Today? YES: The `New Terrorism' or the `Newness' of Context and Change, Alejandro Bolanos NO: The Fallacy of the New Terrorism Thesis, Isabelle Duyvesteyn and Leena Malkki 3. Can States be Terrorists? YES: State Terror: The Theoretical and Practical Utilities and Implications of a Contested Concept, Michael Stohl NO: State Terrorism: Who Needs it?, Colin Wight PART III: THE TERRORISM THREAT 4. Is Terrorism a Serious Threat to International and National Security? YES: The Continuing Threat to State Security, James Lutz and Brenda Lutz NO: Why Terrorism Is a Much Smaller Threat Than You Think, Ian S. Lustick 5. Is WMD Terrorism a Likely Prospect in the Future? YES: WMD Terrorism: A Potential Threat to International Security, Natvidad Carpintero-Santamaria NO: WMD Terrorism: The Prospects, John Mueller 6. Does Al Qaeda Continue to Pose a Serious International Threat? YES: The Enduring al-Qa'ida Threat: A Network Perspective, Jeffrey Cozzens and Magnus Ranstorp NO: Al Qaeda: A Diminishing Threat, Lee Jarvis PART IV: THE CAUSES OF TERRORISM 7. Is Terrorism the Result of Root Causes such as Poverty and Exclusion? YES: Do Structural Factors Explain Terrorism?, Dipak Gupta NO: Poverty and Exclusion are not the Root Causes of Terrorism, L. Rowell Huesmann and Graham R. Huesmann 8. Is Religious Extremism a Major Cause of Terrorism? YES: Religious Extremism as a Major Cause of Terrorism, Amanda Munroe and Fathali M. Moghaddam NO: "Religious terrorism" as Ideology, Jeffrey Goodwin PART V: DEALING WITH TERRORISM 9. Are Counter-Terrorism Frameworks Based on Suppression and Military Force Effective in Responding to Terrorism? YES: The Use of Force to Combat Terrorism, Boaz Gano NO: Wars of Terror - Learning the Lessons of Failure, Paul Rogers 10. Is the Use of Coercive Interrogation or Torture Permissible and Effective as a Counter-Terrorism Method? YES: The Truth about American State Interrogation Techniques, Torture, and the Ticking Time Bomb Terrorist, Jeffrey Addicott NO: Why Torture is Wrong, Robert Brecher 11. Is the Targeted Assassination of Terrorist Suspects an Effective Response to Terrorism? YES: A Viable and Vital Policy Option, Stephanie Carvin NO: The Case Against Targeted Assassination, Andrew Silke 12. Have Global Efforts to Reduce Terrorism and Political Violence been Effective in the Past Decade? YES: `Looking for a Needle in a Stack of Needles', Mark Cochrane NO: `Using a sledgehammer to Crack a Nut', Rachel Monaghan|
|Responsibility:||edited by Richard Jackson and Samuel Justin Sinclair.|
Contemporary Debates on Terrorism is an innovative new textbook, addressing a number of key issues in contemporary terrorism studies from both 'traditional' and 'critical' perspectives.In recent