Terrorism and Counterterrorism / Edition 2

Terrorism and Counterterrorism / Edition 2

by Brigitte L. Nacos
     
 

Focusing on the phenomenon of terrorism in the post-Cold War and post-9/11 era, Terrorism and Counterterrorism looks at this form of political violence in an international and American context and in light of new and historical trends. Broadly addressing the question “What is terrorism?,” Brigitte Nacos, a renowned expert in the field, clearly defines

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Focusing on the phenomenon of terrorism in the post-Cold War and post-9/11 era, Terrorism and Counterterrorism looks at this form of political violence in an international and American context and in light of new and historical trends. Broadly addressing the question “What is terrorism?,” Brigitte Nacos, a renowned expert in the field, clearly defines and discusses terrorism’s many causes, actors, and strategies as well as anti- and counter-terrorist responses. In addition, this text uniquely investigates terrorism’s relationship with the media and the public. Comprehensive and highly readable, Terrorism and Counterterrorism introduces students to key concepts in the study of terrorism and political violence and helps them challenge preconceptions of this complex and vital issue.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205568284
Publisher:
Longman
Publication date:
07/30/2007
Series:
MySearchLab Series 15% Off Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.28(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.73(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction: The Terrorist Threat

PART I. TERRORISM

Chapter 2. The Perennial Debate: What is Terrorism?

Chapter 3. Terrorism in the Global Context

Chapter 4. Terrorism in the American Context

Chapter 5. Religious Terrorism: Political Violence in the Name of God

Chapter 6. The Making of a Terrorists: Causes, Conditions, Influences

Chapter 7. From State Sponsors to Involuntary Hosts

Chapter 8. Common Thread: Goals, Targets, Tactics

Chapter 9. Organizational Structures and the Financing of Terror

PART II. ANTI- AND COUNTER-TERRORISM

Chapter 10. Balancing Security, Liberty, and Human Rights

Chapter 11. Military and Non-Military Responses

Chapter 12. Preparedness and Prevention

PART III. THE MEDIA AND THE PUBLIC

Chapter 13. Terrorist Propaganda and the Media

Chapter 14. Terror and Hate in Cyberspace

Chapter 15. Anti- and Counter-Terrorism in the News

Chapter 16. Terrorism and the Public

Chapter 17. Conclusion: Living with Terrorist Threats

Appendix. Major Terrorist Incidents Since the Early 1970s

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