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Debating terrorism and counterterrorism : conflicting perspectives on causes, contexts, and responses

Author: Stuart Gottlieb
Publisher: Los Angeles : SAGE, [2014] ©2014
Series: Debating politics series from CQ Press.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd editionView all editions and formats
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As a part of the Debating Politics series from CQ Press, this reader is different. Featuring paired pro/con pieces written specifically for this volume, Debating Terrorism encourages students to actively grapple with the central debates and questions surrounding the subject of terrorism and counterterrorism.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Debating terrorism and counterterrorism.
(DLC) 2013007196
(OCoLC)830646494
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stuart Gottlieb
ISBN: 9781483301112 1483301117
OCLC Number: 921933744
Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 407 pages)
Contents: Is the "new terrorism" really new? No : The "new terrorism" of al-Qaeda is not so new / Alexander Spencer --
Yes : Al-Qaeda is an example of a "new terrorism" / Rohan Gunaratna --
Does poverty serve as a root cause of terrorism? No : Poverty is a weak causal link / James A. Piazza --
Yes : Poverty is an important cause / Karin von Hippel --
Can terrorism ever be justified? No : Terrorist violence is never justified / Tamar Meisels --
Yes : Terrorism is a just tool of the weak / Ted Honderich --
Does Islam play a unique role in modern religious terrorism? Yes : Islam has a unique impact on modern terrorism / Andrew C. McCarthy --
No : Islam itself is not the problem in the current wave of global terrorism / Fawaz A. Gerges --
Is suicide terrorism an effective tactic? Yes : Suicide terrorism is a pragmatic choice / Gordon H. McCormick and Lindsay Fritz --
No : Suicide terrorism rarely achieves its goals / Max Abrahms --
Is nuclear terrorism a real threat? Yes : The threat is very real / Matthew Bunn --
No : The threat is overblown / Susan B. Martin --
Counterterrorism strategies : do we need bombs over bridges? No : There is a need to focus more on building bridges / Brigitte L. Nacos --
Yes : More creative military strategies are needed / Michael Rubin --
Can spreading democracy help defeat terrorism? No : Democracy promotion is problematic as a counterterrorism priority / F. Gregory Gause III --
Yes : Promoting democracy can combat terrorism / Jennifer L. Windsor --
Can the United Nations make a difference in fighting terrorism? No : The UN is limited in its ability to play a role / Zachary C. Shirkey --
Yes : The UN has vital roles to play in countering terrorism / Eric Rosand --
Is an outright ban the best way to eliminate or constrain torture? Yes : Torture violates U.S. and international law and should never be allowed / Michael H. Posner --
No : There is a need to bring an unfortunate practice within the bounds of law / Alan M. Dershowitz --
Counterterrorism and the Constitution : does providing security require a trade-off with civil liberties? Yes : The United States needs to reasonably limit civil liberties and bolster executive powers / John Yoo --
No : Respecting civil liberties and preventing executive overreach are critical to preserving America's security and its ideals / David Cole --
Conclusion : Is the threat of terrorism being overstated? Yes : The threat of terrorism is overblown and more manageable than suspected / John Mueller --
No : The threat is profound and will remain so for some time / Walter Laquer.
Series Title: Debating politics series from CQ Press.
Responsibility: Stuart Gottlieb, Columbia University, editor.

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