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Terrorism in perspective

Author: Sue Mahan; Pamala L Griset
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE Publications, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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This book takes a broad-based approach that emphasizes the historical, cultural, political, religious, social, and economic factors that underlie an understanding of both global and domestic terrorism. This unique text-reader combines original essays with the best of the existing literature on terrorism. Each chapter of this text begins with an overview essay written by the authors, followed by two relevant and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sue Mahan; Pamala L Griset
ISBN: 9781452225456 1452225451
OCLC Number: 811137313
Description: xxi, 433 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1. What Is Terrorism? --
Definitions of Terrorism --
U.S. Government Definitions --
Scholarly Definitions --
Commonalities in Definitions --
Incidents of Terrorism --
National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism --
Global Terrorism Database --
Motivation --
Collective Explanations --
Individual Explanations --
Moral Explanations --
Useful Explanations --
Highlights of Reprinted Articles --
Exploring the What of Terrorism Further --
Terrorism: The Problem of Definition Revisited / H.H.A. Cooper --
A General Strain Theory of Terrorism / Robert Agnew --
2. History of Terrorism --
Early Justifications for Terrorism --
Religious Terrorism: Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot --
State-Sponsored Terrorism: The French Revolution --
Political Terrorism: Anarchists and Propaganda by Deed --
Political Terrorism of the Russian Narodnaya Volya --
Terrorism and Colonialism: The Philosophy of the Bomb. Contents note continued: Colonialism and Indian Terrorism --
Colonialism, Racism, and Algerian Terrorism --
Colonialism Makes Latin America a Hotbed of Terrorism --
The Urban Guerrilla --
Lessons Learned From History --
Highlights of Reprinted Articles --
Exploring the History of Terrorism Further --
Fear and Trembling: Terrorism in Three Religious Traditions / David C. Rapoport --
The Spirit of Despotism: Understanding the Tyrant Within / Manfred F.R. Kets de Vries --
3. International Terrorism --
Terrorism Around the World --
State-Sponsored Terrorism --
Cuba --
Iran --
Sudan --
Syria --
Sanctions --
Religious Fanaticism: An Old Trend and a New Threat --
A Few Infamous Terrorists --
Che Guevara --
Carlos the Jackal --
Osama bin Laden --
Velupillai Prabhakaran --
Subcomandante Marcos --
An Infamous Terrorist Attack: Pan Am Flight 103 --
Western Views on Libya --
Highlights of Reprinted Articles --
Exploring Global Terrorism Further. Contents note continued: The Four Waves of Modern Terrorism / David C. Rapoport --
Radical Islam in East Africa / Charles R. Stith --
4. Terrorist Tactics Around the Globe --
Children at War --
Financing Terrorist Networks --
Ancient Islamic Traditions --
Legal Actions --
Money Laundering --
Conventional Tactics Become More Deadly --
Leaderless Resistance --
Guidebooks of Terror Tactics --
The Basics: Assassinations, Hijackings, Kidnappings and Hostage Taking, and Bombings --
Assassinations --
Hijackings --
Kidnappings and Hostage Taking --
Bombings --
Suicide Terrorism --
Female Suicide Bombers --
Highlights of Reprinted Articles --
Exploring Conventional Terrorist Tactics Further --
The Interaction of Narcotics and Conflict / Svante E. Cornell --
New Terror Architecture in South Asia: 26/11 Mumbai Attacks Inquiry / Saroj Kumar Rath --
5. Homegrown Terrorism in the United States --
Muslim-American Terrorism in the United States --
Researching Incidents of Homegrown Terrorism. Contents note continued: Hate Groups and Terrorism --
State-Sponsored Terrorism --
Leftist Groups --
Leftist Class Struggles --
Anarchists/Ecoterrorists --
Right-Wing Groups --
Racial Supremacy --
Religious Extremists --
The Future --
Highlights of Reprinted Articles --
Exploring Homegrown Terrorism Further --
Ku Klux Klan: A History of Racism and Violence / Klan Watch Project of the Southern Poverty Law Center --
Skinheads in America: Racists on the Rampage / Southern Poverty Law Center --
6. Media Coverage of Terrorism --
Competing Concerns --
Media, Law, and Terrorism --
Irresponsible Reporting --
Interfering in State Operations Against Terrorism --
Cooperating With Terrorists or Government --
Selling Terrorism: Commercial and Political Interests in Media Reports --
Making Martyrs: Terrorists and the Death Penalty --
Timothy McVeigh --
Abimael Guzman --
Highlights of Reprinted Articles --
Exploring Media and Terrorism Further. Contents note continued: Filling the 24x7 News Hole: Television News Coverage Following September 11 / Regina G. Lawrence --
Terrorism and Censorship: The Media in Chains / Terry Anderson --
7. Women Terrorists --
The Black Widows of Chechnya --
Female Terrorists --
Roles and Activities for Female Terrorists --
Sympathizers --
Spies --
Warriors --
Dominant Forces --
Two Exceptional Terrorist Groups --
Two Female Terrorists --
Ulrike Meinhof --
Augusta La Torre Guzman --
Ideology and Female Terrorists --
Highlights of Reprinted Articles --
Exploring Women as Terrorists Further --
The Portrayal of Female Terrorists in the Media: Similar Framing Patterns in the News Coverage of Women in Politics and in Terrorism / Brigitte L. Nacos --
Women and organized racial terrorism in the united states / Kathleen M. Blee --
8. Technology and Terrorism --
Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Weapons and Explosive Devices --
Chemical Weapons --
Biological Weapons. Contents note continued: Radiological Weapons --
Nuclear Weapons --
Explosive Devices --
How Real Is the Threat? --
The Internet and Terrorism --
Digital Terrorism --
How Real Is the Threat? --
Aum Shinrikyo: A Terrorist Cult --
Shoko Asahara: A Chaotic Leader --
From Bizarre to Dangerous --
The Attack --
The Aftermath --
Highlights of Reprinted Articles --
Exploring Technology and Terrorists Further --
Mutually Assured Support: A Security Doctrine for Terrorist Nuclear Weapons Threats / Marc Sageman --
Cyber-Fatwas and Terrorism / Gabriel Weimann --
9. Counterterrorism --
Counterterrorism and Foreign Policy --
The United States at War --
"Late Modern Warfare" --
The United States as a Target --
Clash of Civilizations? --
The UN Response to Terrorism --
International Cooperation and the Use of Military Forces --
Torture --
The High Cost of Retaliation --
Domestic Counterterrorism --
Legislating Against Terrorism --
Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996. Contents note continued: The USA PATRIOT Act --
The Counterterrorism Bureaucracy --
Controversial Detentions and Military Tribunals --
Detentions --
Guantanamo Bay --
Other Prisons for Terrorists: Legal and Extra-Legal --
Military Tribunals --
Three Infamous Cases From the U.S. History of Counterterrorism --
The Palmer Raids --
Japanese Internment --
More Red Scares: House Un-American Activities Committee and McCarthyism --
Highlights of Reprinted Articles --
Exploring Counterterrorism Further --
Assassinating Justly: Reflections on Justice and Revenge in the Osama bin Laden Killing / Roger Berkowitz --
Profiling in the Age of Total Information Awareness / Nancy Murray --
10. Rage and Rebellion in the Arab World: Potential Impacts on Terrorism --
Overview of Regional Events --
Tunisia --
Voting for Change --
Egypt --
Voting --
Libya --
The Revolution --
Yemen --
Syria --
Background --
The Protests and the Vicious Response --
The World's Reaction --
And Where Will It End? Contents note continued: Elsewhere in the Arab World --
Bahrain --
Saudi Arabia --
Morocco --
Jordan --
Palestine --
The Reach of the Revolution --
Highlights of Reprinted Articles --
Exploring Terrorism and the Arab Uprisings Further --
Al Qaeda's Challenge / William McCants --
The Unbreakable Muslim Brotherhood / Eric Trager.
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