Globalization And Terrorism

Globalization And Terrorism

by Jamal R. Nassar
     
 

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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. Focusing on the key case studies of Palestine and Northern Ireland, he applies their lessons to other examples of conflict including Iraq, Afghanistan, the Congo, Chechnya, and

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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. Focusing on the key case studies of Palestine and Northern Ireland, he applies their lessons to other examples of conflict including Iraq, Afghanistan, the Congo, Chechnya, and Colombia in order to internationalize our understanding of how globalization and terrorism operate in a range of situations. 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.

Editorial Reviews

Journal Of Palestine Studies
PRAISE FOR THE FIRST EDITION
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
PRAISE FOR THE FIRST EDITION
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.
CHOICE
PRAISE FOR THE FIRST EDITION
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
PRAISE FOR THE FIRST EDITION
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
PRAISE FOR THE FIRST EDITION
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
PRAISE FOR THE FIRST EDITION
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.
Choice
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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742557871
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
Publication date:
08/28/2009
Series:
Globalization Series
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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