Inside Terrorism / Edition 2

Inside Terrorism / Edition 2

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by Bruce Hoffman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0231126980

ISBN-13: 9780231126984

Pub. Date: 05/30/2006

Publisher: Columbia University Press

Are religious terrorist groups more likely than secular groups to use weapons of mass destruction? How do the media at once promote and combat terrorist attacks? How has terrorism evolved into a multimillion-dollar operation in the Middle East? Bruce Hoffman addresses these questions as he describes the changing face of terrorism, probing the new adversaries, new…  See more details below

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Are religious terrorist groups more likely than secular groups to use weapons of mass destruction? How do the media at once promote and combat terrorist attacks? How has terrorism evolved into a multimillion-dollar operation in the Middle East? Bruce Hoffman addresses these questions as he describes the changing face of terrorism, probing the new adversaries, new motivations, and new methods that have surfaced in recent years to challenge many of our most fundamental assumptions about terrorists and how they operate. Hoffman dissects terrorism past and present, charting its evolution and predicting where it might be headed in the next century. These fringe groups are built upon - and react to - a sense of isolation, and are more likely to use weapons of mass destruction than the nationalist terrorist groups with which we are familiar. Hoffman also considers the issue of media coverage and how it relates to political power. Although the media provide a platform for terrorist agendas, terrorists achieve their ultimate political goals by exploiting the media, and are often captured as a result of news reports - as in the Unabomber case. South Africa's African National Congress, which won sympathy for its plight and eventually obtained power in part through terrorist activities, is a rare exception to the rule.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231126984
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
05/30/2006
Edition description:
revised and expanded edition
Pages:
456
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

1Defining terrorism1
2The end of empire and the origins of contemporary terrorism43
3The internationalization of terrorism63
4Religion and terrorism81
5Suicide terrorism131
6The old media, terrorism, and public opinion173
7The new media, terrorism, and the shaping of global opinion197
8The modern terrorist mind-set : tactics, targets, tradecraft, and technologies229
9Terrorism today and tomorrow257

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