Terrorism: How to Respond

Terrorism: How to Respond

by Richard English
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199229988

ISBN-13: 9780199229987

Pub. Date: 09/15/2009

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Richard English argues here that the post-9/11 War on Terror has spectacularly failed and that we now need a radically new approach to dealing with international terrorism. Recent policies have ignored the lessons of the past, and Terrorism: How to Respond seeks to remedy this lack of vision by looking at the long history of terrorism and assessing why such

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Richard English argues here that the post-9/11 War on Terror has spectacularly failed and that we now need a radically new approach to dealing with international terrorism. Recent policies have ignored the lessons of the past, and Terrorism: How to Respond seeks to remedy this lack of vision by looking at the long history of terrorism and assessing why such violence emerges, how it is sustained, and—most crucially of all—how and why it ends.

Written by an historian who has long studied Irish terrorism and politics, this book argues that we cannot adequately respond to the practical challenge of terrorist violence around the world unless we are more honest about the precise nature of the phenomenon, and about explaining its true and complex causes. Drawing on first-hand research into terrorist organizations, Richard English offers an authoritative and accessible analysis of arguably the most urgent political problem of the twenty-first century—and how we can successfully respond to it.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199229987
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
09/15/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
188
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Acknowledgements xii

List of Plates xiii

List of Abbreviations xiv

1 What is Terrorism? 1

2 Why do People Resort to Terror? 27

3 What can we Learn from Terrorism Past? 56

4 How Should We Respond? 118

Endnotes 145

Bibliography 167

Photographic Acknowledgements 176

Index 177

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