Driven to Death: Psychological and Social Aspects of Suicide Terrorism / Edition 1

Driven to Death: Psychological and Social Aspects of Suicide Terrorism / Edition 1

by Ariel Merari
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195181026

ISBN-13: 9780195181029

Pub. Date: 06/04/2010

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Suicide attacks are the definitive form of terrorism. More than any other terrorist tactic, they convey the ruthless willingness of present day terrorists to kill themselves for killing others. Since September 11, 2001 the number of suicide attacks around the world has risen dramatically, causing on average far more fatalities per attack than other forms of terrorism.  See more details below

Overview

Suicide attacks are the definitive form of terrorism. More than any other terrorist tactic, they convey the ruthless willingness of present day terrorists to kill themselves for killing others. Since September 11, 2001 the number of suicide attacks around the world has risen dramatically, causing on average far more fatalities per attack than other forms of terrorism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195181029
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
06/04/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction 3

2 The Sepectrum of Suicide for an Ideological Cause 13

3 Demographic Characteristics of Suicide Bombers: A Global View 61

4 Palestinian Suicide Bombers in the Eyes of Their Familes 83

5 A Controlled Study of Would-Be Suicides 103

6 Palestinian Organizers of Suicide Attacks: Psychological Characteristics and Decision Making 147

7 Public Atmosphere 173

8 Suicide Terrorism in the Light of Suicide Theory 199

9 Current Explanations of Suicide Terrorism 225

10 Conclusion: An Integrative View of Suicide Terrorism 261

References 281

Appendix 1 Palestinaian Population's Support for, or Opposition to, Armed Operations and Suicide Attacks 295

Index 305

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