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Understanding terrorism : challenges, perspectives, and issues

Author: Gus Martin
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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This book provides students with an interesting, accessible and comprehensive exploration of contemporary terrorism. This new edition is completely updated to offer the most recent theories and cases related to terrorist activity and efforts to combat terrorism over the last three years. New topics in this edition include: a new chapter on religious terrorism; coverage of cutting-edge issues; updated pedagogy:  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gus Martin
ISBN: 1412927226 9781412927222
OCLC Number: 62134782
Description: xxviii, 563, [102] p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm.
Contents: About the author --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction and rationale --
Part I. Terrorism : a conceptual review. 1. Terrorism : first impressions --
2. The nature of the beast : defining terrorism --
3. Beginnings : the causes of terrorism --
Part II. The terrorists. 4. Terror from above : state terrorism --
5. Terror from below : dissident terrorism --
6. Violence in the name of the faith : religious terrorism --
7. Violent ideologies : terrorism from the left and right --
8. Terrorist spillovers : international terrorism --
9. Emerging terrorist environments : gender-selective terrorism and criminal dissident terrorism --
Part III. The terrorist trade. 10. Tools of the trade : tactics and targets of terrorists --
11. The information battleground : terrorist violence and the role of the media --
Part IV. Final analysis. 12. The American case : terrorism in the United States --
13. Responding to terror : the options --
14. What next? : the future of terrorism --
Appendix A. Map references --
Appendix B. Historical examples --
Glossary/index.
Responsibility: Gus Martin.
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Offers a comprehensive review of the events, ideas, motivations and histories that result in terrorist activity, as well as an examination of the theories helping to explain such activity. This book  Read more...

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