Ever since 9/11 it's been clear we need a new approach to terrorism. In this timely and important book the authors show:
* The root causes of terrorism
* The links between trauma and fundamentalism
* Why people become suicide bombers
* Why peace processes collapse
* Whether non-violence is a useful response
* What can be done
Clear, radical and extremely persuasive, Making Terrorism History shows why political violence is now such a major force in our world. At the same time it gives a range of practical actions that can be taken to combat it, not only by our governments but also on the ground in Iraq, Israel and Palestine, and more widely. In addition there are many simple but effective steps that we, too, can take within our local communities to make peace - not war - on terror.
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About the Author
Scilla Elworthy has been awarded the Niwano Peace Prize from Japan, and been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize three times. She specialises in the effectiveness of conflict prevention and methods of resolution, and advises political and military policy-makers. She is founder of the Oxford Research Group and Peace Direct.
Gabrielle Rifkind is a group analyst, psychotherapist and specialist in conflict resolution. She is founder of the Middle East Policy Initiative Forum, and human security consultant to the Oxford Research Group.
Table of Contents
The links between trauma and fundamentalism 12
Understanding terrorism: humiliation and revenge in the Middle East 27
The growth of suicide bombing 33
Why do peace processes collapse? 43
Is non-violence an option? 53
What can be done? 60
Making terrorism history 90