Understanding Terrorism: Challenges, Perspectives, and Issues, Third Edition / Edition 3
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Understanding Terrorism: Challenges, Perspectives, and Issues, Third Edition / Edition 3

by C. (Clarence) Augustus (Gus) Martin
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1412970598

ISBN-13: 9781412970594

Pub. Date: 03/06/2009

Publisher: SAGE Publications

As in previous editions,Understanding Terrorism, Third Editionoffers a multi-disciplinary, comprehensive exploration of contemporary terrorism that helps readers develop the knowledge and skills they need to critically assess terrorism in general and terrorist incidents in particular. TheThird Editionoffers new, updated theories and cases, covers

Overview

As in previous editions,Understanding Terrorism, Third Editionoffers a multi-disciplinary, comprehensive exploration of contemporary terrorism that helps readers develop the knowledge and skills they need to critically assess terrorism in general and terrorist incidents in particular. TheThird Editionoffers new, updated theories and cases, covers homeland security in the opening chapter and throughout the book, offers a consolidated discussion of ideological terrorism, and offers new photographs, updated tables, enhanced graphics and a new two-color design.

Key Features

  • Provides a “one-stop shop” for understanding terrorism, emphasizing contextual analysis and multiple perspectives
  • Offers new or expanded case studies and profiles, covering such topics as the terrorist attacks in Mumbai, women as terrorists, events in Zimbabwe, the Palestinian movement and other religious terrorism, the death of Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi, Hezbollah, FARC (including the Betancourt operation), recent narco-terrorist events in Mexico, and terrorist profiles of Leila Khaled and Abu Nidal
  • Includes “Opening Viewpoints” at the beginning of each chapter with relevant examples to introduce readers to the themes and theories in the discussion that follows
  • Updated throughout with new Chapter Perspectives, Cases in Point, photos, literature references, recommended readings, web exercises, and recommended web pages
  • Ends each chapter with “Discussion Boxes” that provide controversial information, along critical thinking questions to stimulate classroom discussions

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412970594
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
03/06/2009
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
664
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

PART I. TERRORISM: A CONCEPTUAL REVIEW
1. Terrorism: First Impressions First Considerations Conceptual Considerations: Understanding Political Violence Recent Attacks in the United States: Symbolism and Aftermath Terrorism and Criminal Skill: Three Cases in Point The Past as Prologue: Historical Perspectives on Terrorism Chapter Summary
2. The Nature of the Beast: Defining Terrorism Understanding Extremism: The Foundation of Terrorism Defining Terrorism: An Ongoing Debate A Definitional Problem: Perspectives on Terrorism The Political Violence Matrix Chapter Summary
3. Beginnings: The Causes of Terrorism Political Violence as the Fruit of Injustice Political Violence as Strategic Choice The Morality of Political Violence Chapter Summary PART II. THE TERRORISTS
4. Terror From Above: State Terrorism The State as Terrorist: A State Terrorism Paradigm Violence Abroad: State Terrorism as Foreign Policy Violence at Home: State Terrorism as Domestic Policy The Problem of Accountability: Monitoring State Terrorism Chapter Summary
5. Terror From Below: Dissident Terrorism The Rebel as Terrorist: A Dissident Terrorism Paradigm Warring Against the State: Antistate Dissident Terrorism Warring Against a People: Communal Terrorism Operational Shifts: Dissidents and the New Terrorism Chapter Summary
6. Violence in the Name of the Faith: Religious Terrorism Primary and Secondary Motives: The Idiosyncratic Quality of Religious Terrorism Historical Cases in Point: Fighting, Dying, and Killing in the Name of the Faith State-Sponsored Religious Terrorism in the Modern Era Dissident Religious Terrorism in the Modern Era The Future of Religious Terrorism Chapter Summary
7. Violent Ideologies: Terrorism From the Left and Right Reactionaries and Radicals: The Classical Ideological Continuum Left-Wing Ideologies and Activism Class Struggle and National Liberation: The Terrorist Left Right-Wing Activism and Extremism Race and Order: The Terrorist Right Violent Ideologies in the New Era of Terrorism Chapter Summary
8. Terrorist Spillovers: International Terrorism Defining International Terrorism Globalized Revolution: Reasons for International Terrorism Globalized Solidarity: International Terrorist Networks The International Dimension of the New Terrorism Postscript: The "Stateless Revolutionaries "
Chapter Summary
9. Emerging Terrorist Environments: Gender-Selective Political Violence and Criminal Dissident Terrorism Culture and Conflict: Gender-Selected Victims of Terrorist Violence Protecting the Enterprise: Criminal Dissident Terrorism A Global Problem: Regional Cases of Criminal Dissident Terrorism Chapter Summary PART III. THE TERRORIST TRADE
10. Tools of the Trade: Tactics and Targets of Terrorists The Purpose: Terrorist Objectives The Means: Terrorist Methods The Focus: Terrorist Targets The Outcome: Is Terrorism Effective?
Chapter Summary
11. The Information Battleground: Terrorist Violence and the Role of the Media Two Perspectives: The Media and Governments Exploring the Role of the Media A New Battleground: The War for the Information High Ground The Public's Right to Know: Regulating the Media Chapter Summary PART IV. FINAL ANALYSIS
12. The American Case: Terrorism in the United States An Introduction to the American Case Background to Terrorism: Leftist Activism and Ideological Extremism in America Left-Wing Terrorism in the United States Background to Terrorism: Rightist Activism and Ideological Extremism in America Right-Wing Terrorism in the United States International Terrorism in the United States Chapter Summary
13. Responding to Terror: The Options Background: The Scope of Options Warlike Operations: Counterterrorism and the Use of Force Operations Other Than War: Repressive Options Operations Other Than War: Conciliatory Options Applying the Rule of Law: Legalistic Options Chapter Summary
14. What Next? The Future of Terrorism An Overview of Near-Term Projections The Future of Terrorism: New Threats Controlling Terrorism: New Challenges Prospects for Terrorism in the United States Chapter Summary Appendix A: Map References Appendix B: Historical Examples Glossary

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