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Playing politics with terrorism : a user's guide

Author: George Kassimeris
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Governments are determined to protect the public by rooting out terrorists and bringing them to justice, but in dealing with extremism, governments often violate citizens' individual civil liberties.  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: George Kassimeris
ISBN: 9780231700016 0231700016 9780231700009 0231700008
OCLC Number: 137331481
Description: xii, 334 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction / George Kassimeris --
Terrorism: 'the great game' / Martin A. Miller --
The Aldo Moro murder case as politics / Richard Drake --
Playing politics with terror: the case of Fujimori's Peru / Jo-Marie Burt --
The use and abuse of terror: the construction of a false narrative on the domestic terror threat / Peter Oborne --
Britain and the IRA: legacies of restraint / Jonathan Stevenson --
A nested game: playing politics with terrorism in the United States / Leonard Weinberg and William Eubank --
The politics of fear: writing the terrorist threat in the War on Terror / Richard Jackson --
Politics vs terrorism: the Madrid case / Javier Jordán and Nicola Horsburgh --
A conjurer's game: Vladimir Putin and the politics of presidential prestidigitation / Robert Saunders --
A return to the Middle Ages? Australia's counterterrorism law and policy in a post-9/11 world / Christopher Michaelsen --
Talking terror: hype, facts and the media / Mark Huband --
The terrorism industry: the profits of doom / John Mueller --
Epilogue: the dangers of playing politics with terrorism / Paul Wilkinson.
Responsibility: George Kassimeris, editor.
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Brilliant, mind-opening stuff. The Independent 12/21/07 An important book for anyone who is interested in political agenda setting, responses to terrorism, and the effects of terrorism. -- Stuart Lee Read more...

 
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