Terrorism and Counterterrorism / Edition 4

Terrorism and Counterterrorism / Edition 4

by Brigitte L Nacos
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0205005802

ISBN-13: 9780205005802

Pub. Date: 02/24/2011

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Focusing on the phenomenon of terrorism in the post-9/11 era, Terrorism and Counterterrorism investigates this form of political violence in an international and American context and in light of new and historical trends.In this comprehensive and highly readable text, Brigitte Nacos, a renowned expert in the field, clearly defines terrorism's diverse causes,

Overview

Focusing on the phenomenon of terrorism in the post-9/11 era, Terrorism and Counterterrorism investigates this form of political violence in an international and American context and in light of new and historical trends.In this comprehensive and highly readable text, Brigitte Nacos, a renowned expert in the field, clearly defines terrorism's diverse causes, actors, and strategies, outlines anti- and counter-terrorist responses, and highlights terrorism's relationship with the media and the public. Terrorism and Counterterrorism introduces students to the field's main debates and helps them critically assess our understanding of and our strategies for this complex and enduring issue.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205005802
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/24/2011
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
356,118
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: The Terrorist Threat PART I. TERRORISM 2. The Perennial Debate: What is Terrorism? 3. Terrorism in the Global Context 4. Terrorism in the American Context 5. Religious Terrorism: Political Violence in the Name of God 6. The Making of Terrorists: Causes, Conditions, Influences 7. From State Sponsors to Involuntary Hosts 8. Common Thread: Goals, Targets, Tactics 9. Organizational Structures and the Financing of Terror PART II. COUNTERTERRORISM 10. Terrorism and America's Post-9/11 National Security Strategy 11. The Utility of Hard and Soft Power in Counterterrorism 12. Balancing Security, Liberty, and Human Rights 13. Homeland Security: Preparedness and Prevention PART III. THE MEDIA AND THE PUBLIC 14. Terrorist Propaganda and the Media 15. Terror and Hate in Cyberspace 16. Conclusion: Living with Terrorist Threats 17. Appendix. Major Terrorist Incidents Since the Early 1970s

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