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Terrorism : opposing viewpoints

Author: Mike Wilson
Publisher: Detroit : Greenhaven Press, ©2009.
Series: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A collection of articles discussing the issue of terrorism -- its causes, possible solutions, and how governments should respond.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mike Wilson
ISBN: 9780737742343 0737742348 9780737742350 0737742356
OCLC Number: 192079819
Description: 209 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Why consider opposing viewpoints? --
Introduction --
ch. 1. Is terrorism a serious threat? --
Chapter preface --
1. Terrorism is a serious threat / Daniel Benjamin and Steven Simon --
2. The threat of terrorism is exaggerated / John Mueller --
3. The United States is winning the war on terrorism / James Fallows --
4. The United States is losing the war on terrorism / David Cole and Jules Lobel --
Periodical bibliography --
ch. 2. How is society susceptible to terrorism? --
Chapter preface --
1. Nuclear terrorism is a threat / Graham Allison --
2. The threat of nuclear terrorism is exaggerated / James W. Moore --
3. Cyberterrorism is a serious threat / Sam Elrom --
4. Cyberterrorism is not a serious threat / Irving Lachow and Courtney Richardson --
5. Bioterrorism is a threat / Gerald Epstein --
6. The threat of bioterrorism exaggerated / Milton Leitenberg --
Periodical bibliography --
. ch. 3. What causes terrorism? --
Chapter preface --
1. Poverty promotes terrorism / Andrew Whitehead --
2. Poverty does not contribute to terrorism / Daniel Mandel and Morton A. Klein --
3. Lack of civil liberties causes terrorism / Alan B. Krueger --
4. Islamic fundamentalism causes terrorism / Zack Beauchamp --
Periodical bibliography --
ch. 4. How should governments respond to terrorism? --
Chapter preface --
1. Torture should be permitted to fight terrorism / Mirko Bagaric --
2. Torture is never justified / Brita Sydhoff --
3. Winning the Iraq War will decrease terrorism / James Phillips --
4. The Iraq War is increasing terrorism / Peter Bergen and Paul Cruickshank --
5. Governments should negotiate with terrorists / Douglas A. Borer --
6. Governments should not negotiate with terrorists / Mike Wacker --
Periodical bibliography --
For further discussion --
Organizations to contact --
Bibliography of books --
Index.
Series Title: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: Mike Wilson, book editor.
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A collection of articles discussing the issue of terrorism -- its causes, possible solutions, and how governments should respond.

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