Terrorism and Homeland Security / Edition 7

Terrorism and Homeland Security / Edition 7

by Jonathan R. White

ISBN-10: 0495913367

ISBN-13: 2900495913367

Pub. Date: 01/01/2011

Publisher: Cengage Learning

This best-selling text on terrorism clearly explains the major issues in the growing threat of both domestic and international terrorism while also covering current and historical information about terrorist groups in the Middle East, Europe, Asia, and South America. It provides rich pedagogical aids and the most up-to-date theories of the leading terrorist analysts…  See more details below


This best-selling text on terrorism clearly explains the major issues in the growing threat of both domestic and international terrorism while also covering current and historical information about terrorist groups in the Middle East, Europe, Asia, and South America. It provides rich pedagogical aids and the most up-to-date theories of the leading terrorist analysts.

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Table of Contents

Part 1The Criminology and Controversy of Terrorism1
Chapter 1Definitions, Tactics, and Behavior2
Why Definitions Are Important3
Definitions of Terrorism4
The Meaning of the War on Terrorism7
The Tactics of Terrorism9
How Terrorist Groups Justify Behavior10
Warrior Dreams12
Terrorist Profiles: Three Views12
Summary of Main Points15
Key Terms15
Suggested Readings15
Web Resources16
Chapter 2The Origins of Modern Terrorism17
Modern Democracies and the Birth of Terrorism in the West18
Terrorism and the Anarchists19
Terrorism and the Russian Revolution22
Nationalistic Revolutionaries23
Irish History and the Growth of Modern Terrorism24
The Influence of Past Experience26
Summary of Main Points27
Key Terms28
Suggested Readings28
Web Resources28
Chapter 3Changing Group Structures and the Metamorphosis of Terrorism30
Trying to Walk the Walk31
Group Size and Campaign Length32
Group Size Is Important33
Creating Terrorist Organizations35
New Models for a New Day38
The Problems of Managing Organizations40
The Individual: The Ultimate Small Group43
Summary of Main Points45
Key Terms46
Suggested Readings46
Web Resources46
Chapter 4The Advent of Religious Terrorism48
Analysis of Religious Terrorism49
The Social Characteristics of Terrorists: Juergensmeyer's Terror in God's Mind51
Religions That Kill: Stern's Terror in God's Mind52
The Logic of Religious Terrorism54
Huntington's Clash of Civilizations and Esposito's Response56
Role of Eschatology59
Two Views of Islam and Terrorism60
Summary of Main Points62
Key Terms63
Suggested Readings63
Web Resources64
Chapter 5Financing Terrorism65
The Importance of Funding66
Crime Pays68
A Macroeconomic Theory of the New Terrorist Economy73
The Narcoterrorism Debate76
Narcoterrorism: Another View78
Summary of Main Points79
Key Terms80
Suggested Readings80
Web Resources80
Chapter 6Types of Modern Terrorism82
Suicide Terrorism86
Weapons of Mass Destruction: Biological Agents90
Weapons of Mass Destruction: Chemical and Radiological Agents94
Summary of Main Points96
Key Terms97
Suggested Readings97
Web Resources97
Part 2International Terrorism99
Chapter 7The Evolution of Jihadist Networks100
Religion and Militant Religion101
The Origins of the Jihadist Networks103
Jihad Continues in Afghanistan107
The Rise of Osama bin Laden108
Declaring War on the United States111
Summary of Main Points119
Key Terms119
Suggested Readings119
Web Resources120
Chapter 8The Umbrella Effect121
Jihad Moves to Central and Southeast Asia122
Sunni Jihad from Africa to the West128
The Metamorphosis of Hezbollah130
The Current State of Hezbollah136
A Sympathetic View of Hezbollah137
A Critical View of Hezbollah139
Summary of Main Points140
Key Terms141
Suggested Reading141
Web Resources142
Chapter 9The Question of Israel and Palestine143
The Origins of the Conflict144
Palestinian Violence Expands151
The PLO and the Changing Face of Middle Eastern Terrorism152
Intifadas and Religious Revival154
Summary of Main Points156
Key Terms157
Suggested Readings157
Web Resources157
Chapter 10Middle Eastern Terrorism in Metamorphosis159
The Palestinian Islamic Jihad160
The Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades167
Jewish Fundamentalist Groups in Israel and Palestine172
Controversial Counterterrorist Policies174
Summary of Main Points176
Key Terms176
Suggested Readings176
Web Resources177
Chapter 11Nationalistic and Ethnic Terrorism178
The Logic of Ethnic Terrorism179
The Basque Nation and Liberty182
The PPK and Its Alter Egos185
The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam189
The Origins and Development of the Anglo-Irish Conflict193
The Early History of the Irish Republican Army196
The 1916 Easter Rebellion197
Independence and Separation198
Trends in the IRA: 1930-1985200
The Peace Accord and Peace Process in Ireland203
Summary of Main Points204
Key Terms205
Suggested Readings205
Web Resources205
Chapter 12Ideological Terrorism207
The Status of Ideological Terrorism208
Ideology and Marighella's Urban Model211
The Demise of Left-Wing Ideology in Europe216
Iraq Insurgency: Guerrillas or Terrorists, Ethnic or Ideological?219
Summary of Main Points222
Key Terms222
Suggested Readings222
Web Resources223
Part 3Domestic Terrorism225
Chapter 13Conceptualizing Terrorism in America226
Early Studies of Domestic Terrorism227
The Problem of Conceptualizing Terrorism in the United States229
Classifying Terrorism in Criminal Justice231
Smith's Analysis of Domestic Terrorism234
Steven Emerson's View of Jihad and His Critics238
Summary of Main Points242
Key Terms242
Suggested Readings242
Web Resources243
Chapter 14Terrorism in the United States244
Nationalistic Separatism: The Case of Puerto Rico245
The Development of Right-Wing Violence246
Contemporary Right-Wing Behavior, Beliefs, and Tactics249
Conspiracies, Militias, and the Call to Arms252
Pierce's Blueprint for Revolution255
The Decline of the Left256
Ecoterrorism, Animal Rights, and Genetic Engineering257
Antiabortion Violence259
Black Hebrew Israelism: An Apocalyptic Single Issue261
Summary of Main Points263
Key Terms263
Suggested Readings264
Web Resources264
Part 4Issues in Homeland Security267
Chapter 15In Search of Homeland Security268
Defining Homeland Security269
Clausewitz, Sun Tzu, and Views of War271
Pearl Harbor and 9-11: Two Different Worlds274
Redefining Conflict, Defense, and Intelligence275
The Role of Symbols and Structures277
Law Enforcement's Special Role278
Building Intelligence Systems280
Planning for Homeland Security284
Creating a Culture of Information Sharing285
Summary of Main Points288
Key Terms289
Suggested Readings289
Web Resources289
Chapter 16Protecting the Homeland and Protecting Civil Liberties291
Defense in Depth: Why Civil Liberties Interact with Civil Defense292
The USA Patriot Act293
Title II and the Debate about Intelligence Gathering296
The Case for Increasing Executive Powers in the Face of Terrorism299
The Case against Increasing Executive Powers in the Face of Terrorism302
The Debate Concerning Intelligence Gathering303
Militarization and Police Work306
Summary of Main Points308
Key Terms308
Suggested Readings308
Web Resources309
Chapter 17The Bureaucracy of Homeland Security310
Bureaucracy: The Weberian Ideal311
The Role of Law Enforcement and Intelligence313
Protecting the Borders315
Infrastructure Protection317
DHS, Security, and Police Work319
Possible Approaches for Homeland Security Bureaucracies321
Bureaucratic Inhibitors322
Stephen Flynn's Critique of the Ideal325
Summary of Main Points327
Key Terms327
Suggested Readings327
Web Resources328
Chapter 18The Media: Affecting Terrorism and Homeland Security329
Television and Terrorism: A Cozy Relationship330
The Media as a Force Multiplier334
Security Forces vs. Reporters337
Does Reporting Make Terrorism Contagious?341
Censorship Debates343
Summary of Main Points345
Key Terms346
Suggested Readings346
Web Resources346

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