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Knowing Al-Qaeda : the epistemology of terrorism

Author: Andreas Behnke; Christina Hellmich
Publisher: Farnham ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2012.
Series: Rethinking political and international theory.
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Despite a plethora of studies devoted to it, the current understanding of al-Qaeda and the threat it poses remains vague and ambiguous. Is al-Qaeda a rigidly organization, a global network of semi-independent cells, a franchise, or simply an ideology? What role did Osama bin Laden play within the group and its terrorist campaign? What does it mean to talk about the "global Salafi-jihad" threat allegedly confronting  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andreas Behnke; Christina Hellmich
ISBN: 9781409423669 1409423662 9781409423676 1409423670
OCLC Number: 774639572
Description: x, 177 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : al-Qaeda and terrorism as a challenge to knowledge / Andreas Behnke and Christina Hellmich --
'Here come the Salafis' : the framing of al-Qaeda's ideology within terrorism research / Christina Hellmich --
Anxieties of global empire : politics of visibility epistemologies and 'terror' / Anna M. Agathangelou --
Conceptualizing al-Qaeda and US grand strategy / Lars Berger --
Measuring al-Qaeda : the metrics of terror / Rashmi Singh --
Fear as sovereign strategy and the popular tactics of laughter / Andreas Behnke --
The friend of my enemy : al-Qaeda, Iran and the US / Ali Parchami --
Terrorizing women : re-thinking the female jihad / Nadya Ali --
Afterword : knowing knowing al-Qaeda / Alan Cromartie.
Series Title: Rethinking political and international theory.
Responsibility: edited by Christina Hellmich and Andreas Behnke.

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