Suicide Terrorism

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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.
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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780745633824
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 11/15/2005
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Ami Pedahzur is an associate professor at the University of Texas, Austin and a senior research fellow at the National Security Studies Center, University of Haifa, Israel

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Table of Contents

1 What is suicide terrorism? 1
2 How can suicide terrorism be explained? 22
3 Turning to suicide terrorism : Hezbollah and the Palestinian organizations 43
4 Turning to suicide terrorism : the LTTE and the PKK 70
5 The transition to suicide terrorism : Al-Qaeda and the network of the Islamic fundamentalist groups 97
6 Who becomes a suicide terrorist? 118
7 The recruitment and socialization of the suicide terrorist 155
8 The consequences of suicide terrorism 182
Afterword 198
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