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.

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

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Ch. 1: Introduction
Ch. 2: History of Suicide for an Ideological Cause
Ch. 3: Demographic Characteristics of Suicide Bombers: A Global View
Ch. 4: Palestinian Suicide Bombers in the Eyes of Their Families
Ch. 5: A Controlled Study of Would-Be Suicides
Ch. 6: Psychological Characteristics and Decision Making of Palestinian Organizers of Suicide Attacks
Ch. 7: Public Atmosphere
Ch. 8: Suicide Terrorism in the Light of Suicide Theory
Ch. 9: Current Explanations of Suicide Terrorism
Ch. 10: Conclusion: A Comprehensive View of Suicide Terrorism
References
APPENDIX: Palestinian public attitudes to suicide terrorism - summary of polls

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