Globalization And Terrorism / Edition 1

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This incisive text casts a clear light on globalization and terrorism as Jamal R. Nassar carefully defines these twin concepts, placing them in historical as well as political context. In addition to updated case studies of Palestine and Northern Ireland, the author has added cases on the Iraq and Afghan wars and applies their lessons to other examples of conflict including the Congo, Chechnya, and Colombia in order to internationalize our understanding of how globalization and terrorism operate in a range of situations. Nassar also considers the impact of the current worldwide recession and the potential for future global relations under the Obama administration. Yet even as the author offers a profound critique of Western hegemony, he conveys hope for an enlightened global interdependence-embracing the power of the dream over the nightmare.

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Editorial Reviews

The book was written not only from the perspective of the dominant powers, but also from that of the dominated. Therefore, it has a more balanced perspective than books of this genre usually offer. Summing Up: Highly recommended.
Journal Of Palestine Studies
In this essay, Nassar connects international terrorism with globalization, seeing them as linked through what he calls the migration of dreams and the migration of nightmares. His study, based on secondary sources as well as his own experiences growing up in Jerusalem in pre-1948 Palestine, offers details often missing in similar studies.
Political Studies Review
This book represents an ambitious attempt to explore the relationship linking two of the most prominent, yet contested, concepts within contemporary international politics: globalization and terrorism.
The book was written not only from the perspective of the dominant powers, but also from that of the dominated. Therefore, it has a more balanced perspective than books of this genre usually offer. Summing Up: Highly recommended.
Rashid Khalidi
Globalization and Terrorism is a difficult book, and a challenging and important one. It takes categories we are comfortable with and shows us their weaknesses and limitations, as well as the unexpected links between them: it provides a rich and reflective contribution to our understanding of both.
Richard Falk
To connect globalization and terrorism so convincingly and imaginatively gives this book its originality. Globalization and Terrorism is invaluable as a check against unacceptable American innocence about the United States' role in the world. Readers will also gain insight into the rise of political violence in the Islamic world and elsewhere. Highly recommended.
Stephen Eric Bronner
In this exceptionally well-written work, Jamal Nassar has offered a humane meditation on some of the most important issues and enduring conflicts of our epoch. His insights will undoubtedly be of value to students and scholars alike.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780742525047
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/1/2004
  • Series: Globalization Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 154
  • Product dimensions: 0.36 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 6.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Jamal R. Nassar is dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, California State University, San Bernardino.
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Table of Contents

1 Globalization and Terrorism 1

2 Terrorism and Its Root Causes 23

3 Palestine 43

4 Northern Ireland, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Other Conflicts 71

5 Middle Eastern Islamist Terrorism 97

6 Conclusion 113

Notes 123

Selected Bibliography 133

Index 141

About the Author 147

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 9, 2004

    Intellectually Invigorating, Highly Readable

    This book forces us to reexamine the present modes of thinking on two of the most controversial, and often misunderstood, topics of our time. It is necessary to any study of terrorism during the era of 'globalization.' Professor Nassar's work creates a lively discussion in any setting. Every person concerned with contemporary politics ought to read it.

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