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Root causes of terrorism : myths, reality, and ways forward

Author: Tore Bjørgo
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Addressing the causes of a problem is often more effective than trying to fight its symptoms and effects. In Root Causes of Terrorism, a team of international experts analyses the possibilities and limitations of preventing and reducing terrorism by addressing the factors that give rise to it and sustain it."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tore Bjørgo
ISBN: 0415351499 9780415351492 0415351502 9780415351508
OCLC Number: 57641456
Description: xviii, 269 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction / Tore Bjørgo --
Exploring roots of terrorism / Dipak K. Gupta --
Impoverished terrorists : stereotype or reality? / Jitka Maleková --
The social and psychological characteristics of terrorism and terrorists / John Horgan --
When hatred is bred in the bone : the socio-cultural underpinnings of terrorist psychology / Jerrold M. Post --
Social, organizational, and psychological factors in suicide terrorism / Ariel Merari --
Palestinian resistance and "suicide bombing" : causes and consequences / Hisham H. Ahmed --
Roots of terrorism in the Middle East : international pressures and international constraints / Abdullah Sahar Mohammad --
Nationalist separatism and terrorism in comparative perspective / Fernando Reinares --
Root causes of terrorism : a case study of the Tamil insurgency and the LTTE / D.R. Kaarthikeyan --
Right-wing terrorism / Wilhelm Heitmeyer --
Social-revolutionary terrorism in Latin-America and Europe / Peter Waldmann --
The use of terrorism by organized crime : an Italian case study / Alison Jamieson --
Patterns of state failure : the case of Lebanon / Farid el Khazen --
State sponsorship : a root cause of terrorism? / Louise Richardson --
Expected utility and state terrorism / Michael Stohl --
A conceptual framework for resolving terrorism's causes / Joshua Sinai --
Prevention of terrorism : towards a multi-pronged approach / Alex P. Schmid --
Fire of Iolaus : the role of state counter-measures in causing terrorism and what needs to be done / Andrew Silke --
Conclusions / Tore Bjørgo.
Responsibility: edited by Tore Bjørgo.
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