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Today, no single issue dominates the global political landscape as much as terrorism. Aware of their unique position in the newly unipolar world, terrorist leaders-Osama bin Laden foremost among them-have articulated that economic warfare is a key component of the new terrorist agenda. Governments have accentuated the role of economic tools in their counter-terrorism policies while maintaining emphasis on the application of military force, or "hard power," even though such tools often prove unnecessarily blunt, or in some cases are sorely inadequate. Given the complexity of the global threat posed by modern trans-national terrorist groups, combating terrorism with a mix of hard and "soft power" is more important than ever. The need for nuanced management and a full complement of choices in the policy toolkit is a pressing concern.

Terrornomics is an invaluable new book for graduate and undergraduate courses in terrorism studies that

o Brings together contributions from renowned international scholars and practitioners from a variety of disciplineso Provides a multifaceted view of contemporary financial counterterrorism and terrorist funding effortso Employs key concepts, terms, case studies and policy recommendations to advance the reader's understanding of the threats and possible courses of action.

Terrornomics helps policy makers and students of the complex phenomenon known as terrorism grasp the critical financial and economic issues, while providing potential counterterrorist strategies.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780754649953
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 5/8/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 246
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword, Brig. Gen. (ret.) Russell D. Howard
Introduction to terrornomics, Sean S. Costigan
The evolution of terrorist financing since 9/11: how the new generation of jihadists fund themselves, Loretta Napoleoni
Institutionalized responses to 9/11, Rico Carisch
Using sanctions to fight terrorism, Gary Clyde Hufbauer and Thomas Moll
Substantiating the nexus between diaspora groups and the financing of terrorism, Michel Hess
An analysis of the role of Iranian diaspora in the financial support system of the mujahedin-e khalq, Mark Edmond Clark
Funding evil: how terrorism is financed: the nexus of terrorist and criminal organizations, Rachel Ehrenfeld
Free trade and terrorism, Katherine Barbieri and Swapna Pathak
Terrorists and the internet: crashing or cashing in?, Sean S. Costigan
The brittle superpower, Stephen E. Flynn
Arms and terrorism: tracing the links, William D. Hartung and Frida Berrigan
The United States, small arms and terrorism: a case study, Rachel Stohl
Preventing terrorist best practices from going mass market: a case study of suicide attacks 'crossing the chasm', Rockford Weitz and Stacy Reiter Neal
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