Suicide Terrorism / Edition 1

Suicide Terrorism / Edition 1

by Ami Pedahzur, Gareth Schott
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0745633838

ISBN-13: 9780745633831

Pub. Date: 11/15/2005

Publisher: Wiley

In this compelling book, Ami Pedahzur investigates the root causes of suicide terrorism and its rapid proliferation in recent years. Drawing on a variety of sources, Suicide Terrorism explores the use of human bombs in Lebanon, Israel, Sri Lanka, Turkey, Chechnya and Iraq and the ostentatious attacks of Al-Qaeda and the global jihad. It is the only book to offer such

Overview

In this compelling book, Ami Pedahzur investigates the root causes of suicide terrorism and its rapid proliferation in recent years. Drawing on a variety of sources, Suicide Terrorism explores the use of human bombs in Lebanon, Israel, Sri Lanka, Turkey, Chechnya and Iraq and the ostentatious attacks of Al-Qaeda and the global jihad. It is the only book to offer such an in-depth, up-to-date, cross-cultural analysis of suicide terrorism in the twenty-first century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745633831
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
11/15/2005
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsvi
List of Figuresviii
1What is Suicide Terrorism?1
2How can Suicide Terrorism be Explained?22
3Turning to Suicide Terrorism: Hezbollah and the Palestinian Organizations43
4Turning to Suicide Terrorism: the LTTE and the PKK70
5The Transition to Suicide Terrorism: Al-Qaeda and the Network of the Islamic Fundamentalist Groups97
6Who Becomes a Suicide Terrorist?118
7The Recruitment and Socialization of the Suicide Terrorist155
8The Consequences of Suicide Terrorism182
Afterword198
Notes202
AppendixSuicide Bombings241
Index254

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