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|ISBN:||0521362962 9780521362962 0521368413 9780521368414|
|Description:||xv, 248 pages ; 24 cm|
|Contents:||Preface to the second edition; Preface to the first edition; Part I. An Introduction to Political Terrorism: 1. The problem of defining terrorism; 2. Terrorism: a historical perspective; 3. The changing nature of terrorism; 4. The purpose of terrorism; 5. The development of terrorism as a strategy; 6. Trends in terrorism; 7. The effects of terrorism; Part II. Some Selected Problems in the Response to terrorism: 8. Counter-terrorist policies: fundamental choices; 9. Terrorism and the media: a symbiotic relationship?; 10. The role of the army in counter-terrorist operations; 11. The legal regulation of terrorism: international and national measures; 12. Counter-measures against terrorism: the intelligence function; 13. Terrorist hostage-takings; 14. Counter-measures against terrorism: the role of behavioural science research; 15. State involvement in international terrorism; 16. The future of political terrorism; Notes; Select bibliography; Index.|
'This is an outstanding book, a worthy successor to Pual Wilkinson's Terrorism and the Liberal State, containing a concise, comprehensive, sensible and liberal analysis of its subject.' The Times