Overview

Global Terrorism 2nd edition continues to provide students with the most comprehensive introduction to terrorism as a global phenomenon. It introduces students to history, politics, ideologies and strategies of both contemporary and older terrorist groups.

Written in a clear and accessible style, each chapter explains a different aspect of terrorism and illustrates this with a wide variety of detailed case studies from across the world. ...

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Global Terrorism

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Overview

Global Terrorism 2nd edition continues to provide students with the most comprehensive introduction to terrorism as a global phenomenon. It introduces students to history, politics, ideologies and strategies of both contemporary and older terrorist groups.

Written in a clear and accessible style, each chapter explains a different aspect of terrorism and illustrates this with a wide variety of detailed case studies from across the world. Although the focus is on the contemporary, the book also includes discussion of older terrorist groups.

Building on the strengths of the first edition, this edition includes new material on:




  • July 7 attacks in London
  • Bali bombings
  • domestic terrorism in Columbia
  • attacks in Iraq
  • Al Qaeda, the Tamil Tigers, the IRA
  • animal rights extremism.



The unique combination of a genuinely historical focus and truly global coverage makes this an ideal introductory textbook for anyone studying terrorism.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780203799772
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Publication date: 4/1/2004
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 928 KB

Meet the Author

James M. Lutz is Professor of Political Science at Indiana University-Purdue University at Fort Wayne. He has long been interested in various types of political violence.

Brenda J. Lutz is a PhD candidate at the Department of Politics, University of Dundee, Scotland, focusing on violence in the animal rights movement

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Table of Contents

1 Terrorism in the world today and yesterday 1
2 What is terrorism? : definition and classification 7
3 Tactics, weapons, and targets 23
4 State sponsors and supporters of terrorism 45
5 Religious justification for terrorism 63
6 Ethnic and national bases of terrorism 89
7 Terrorism and ideologies of the left 115
8 Terrorism and ideologies of the right 143
9 Terrorism and multiple motivations 165
10 State use of domestic terrorism and repression 187
11 Countries with multiple crises of terrorism 211
12 Counterterrorism 223
13 Terrorism : a continuing phenomenon 243
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