Terrorism in the Twenty-First Century / Edition 4

Terrorism in the Twenty-First Century / Edition 4

by Cynthia C. Combs
     
 

ISBN-10: 013193063X

ISBN-13: 9780131930636

Pub. Date: 08/16/2005

Publisher: Prentice Hall

Post-cold war in focus and Unbiased in perspective, this book makes clear not only what terrorism is, and has been, but also what it may be like in this new century. Using clear, careful explanations of concepts and case studies of real events (including Sept. 11), it makes this multidimensional, complex and emotionally-tinged phenomena accessible and

Overview

Post-cold war in focus and Unbiased in perspective, this book makes clear not only what terrorism is, and has been, but also what it may be like in this new century. Using clear, careful explanations of concepts and case studies of real events (including Sept. 11), it makes this multidimensional, complex and emotionally-tinged phenomena accessible and understandable to those with no scholarly background in the subject. It 1) examines the known facets of contemporary terrorism—explaining what terrorism is, who carries it out, and how terrorist acts are committed; 2) analyzes the laws and special forces which nations within the international community have created to meet this challenge; and 3) predicts forthcoming patterns of terrorism in the new century. An Idea Whose Time Has Come? Not a Modern Phenomenon. Ideology and Terrorism: Rights from Wrongs. Criminals or Crusaders? Terrorism By The State. "Terrorism, Inc." Terrorist Training. The Media: Another Weapon for Both Sides? Domestic Terrorism in the U.S.: Challenge to Democracies. Legal Perspectives on Terrorism. Counterterrorism: The Use of Special Forces. Terrorism, Intelligence, and the Law. Security Measures: A Frail Defense. Post-Cold War Trends. Future Prospects. For law enforcement personnel, special police anti-terror units, military personal, and anyone interested in understanding terrorism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131930636
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
08/16/2005
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
334
Product dimensions:
5.94(w) x 8.92(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction.

I. TERRORISM IN PERSPECTIVE. 

 1. An Idea Whose Time Has Come? 

 2. Not a Modern Phenomenon. 

 3. Ideology and Terrorism: Rights from Wrongs?

II. WHO ARE THE TERRORISTS? 

 4. Criminals or Crusaders? 

 5. Terrorism by the State. 

 6. “Terrorism, Inc.”

II. HOW DO THEY OPERATE?

 7. Terrorist Training. 

 8. The Media: A Weapon for Both Sides? 

 9. Case Study: Domestic Terrorism in the United States.

IV. RESPONSES TO TERRORISM.

10. Legal Perspectives on Terrorism.

11. Counterterrorism: The Use of Special Forces.

12. Terrorism, Intelligence, and the Law.

13. Security Measures: A Frail Defense.

V. FUTURE TRENDS.

14. The New Terrorist Threat: Weapons of Mass Destruction.

15. Future Trends.

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