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Terrorism : the bottom line

Author: Nathan I Yungher
Publisher: Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Pearson Prentice Hall, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Written in practical language and uses common terms, anecdotes, thought-provoking questions and case studies to help readers understand terrorism and its impact on society. This book offers 17 chapters in six sections with topics such as a brief history of terrorism; foundations of terrorism; terrorism as a universal plague; weapons of mass destruction; counterterrorism on the domestic front; and terrorism in our  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nathan I Yungher
ISBN: 9780131568006 0131568000
OCLC Number: 137331451
Description: xv, 320 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Deliberate confusion : defining terrorism --
What's old is what's new : a brief history of terrorism --
Motives that don't meet the eye : psychological reasons for terrorism --
Dogmatic reasoning : sociological aspects of terrorism --
On behalf of the sheep and for the like-minded : left-wing and right-wing terrorism --
Fanatics in the service of God : religiously inspired terrorism --
Unholy alliances : the irresistible lure of money --
Games nations play : state and "state-backed" terrorism --
Horrors in our backyard : domestic terrorism in the United States --
The struggle for the soul of a faith : the Islamic dimension --
Rage and lessons : September 11, 2001 --
The double-edged sword : the media and terrorism --
The femme fatale : women and terrorism --
Weapons of mass destruction --
Counterrorism on the domenstic front : the Sisyphean burden --
Counterterrorism on the domestic front : legal and moral dilemmas --
An outlook of discontent : what the future holds.
Responsibility: Nathan I. Yungher.
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Written in practical language and uses common terms, anecdotes, thought-provoking questions and case studies to help readers understand terrorism and its impact on society. This book offers 17 chapters in six sections with topics such as a brief history of terrorism; foundations of terrorism; terrorism as a universal plague; weapons of mass destruction; counterterrorism on the domestic front; and terrorism in our future. --from publisher description.

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