The SAGE Encyclopedia of Terrorism, Second Edition

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Terrorism, Second Edition

by Gus Martin (Editor)


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Six years after publication of the first edition of the best-selling Encyclopedia of Terrorism, much has changed on the national security scene. Despite the dark promises of Osama bin Laden following the 9/11 attacks, the United States has not experienced any major domestic terror incidents. Al-Qaeda itself is believed to be a severely crippled organization. But while U.S. wars in Afghanistan and Iraq—not to mention the arrival of the Obama administration, a new balance of power within Congress, and an increasingly fragile economic picture—have significantly affected the national security picture, the threat of economic chaos and massive loss of life due to terror attacks has not abated. Indeed, in July 2008 analysts pointed out that even a relatively small terrorist organization could present a dire threat, with some experts arguing that a biological, chemical, or even nuclear attack on a major U.S. city is all but inevitable. In this highly charged, rapidly shifting environment, we are pleased to present the The SAGE Encyclopedia of Terrorism, Second Edition, a thoroughly updated and expanded edition of the original, highly regarded reference work. Nearly 100,000 words of new material will be added, along with fully updated original entries, and expanded coverage. New introductory essays will explore the impact of terrorism on economics, public health, religion, and even pop culture. Ethical issues such as the role of torture in interrogations, competing notions of security versus liberty, and the debates over FISA legislation and Guantanamo Bay will also be covered. Two dozen entries on significant recent events—such as the London bombings, Chechen attacks on Russian interests, and the rescue of Ingrid Bettancourt—and some 60 additional new entries will restore the work as an up-to-the-minute, natural first-stop for researchers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781412980166
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 06/15/2011
Pages: 720
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 11.10(h) x 1.90(d)

About the Author

C. Augustus “Gus” Martin is a Professor of Criminal Justice Administration at California State University, Dominguez Hills, where he regularly teaches a course on the subject of terrorism and extremism. He has also served as Associate Vice President for Human Resources Management, Acting Associate Dean of the College of Business Administration and Public Policy, Associate Vice President for Faculty Affairs, and Chair of the Department of Public Administration & Public Policy. He began his academic career as a member of the faculty of the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh, where he was an Administration of Justice professor. His current research and professional interests are terrorism and extremism, homeland security, the administration of justice, and juvenile justice.

Dr. Martin is author of several books on the subjects of terrorism and homeland security, including Terrorism: An International Perspective (with Fynnwin Prager; SAGE Publications, 2019); Essentials of Terrorism: Concepts and Controversies (SAGE Publications, 2019); Understanding Terrorism: Challenges, Perspectives, and Issues (SAGE Publications, 2018); The SAGE Encyclopedia of Terrorism, Second Edition (SAGE Publications, 2011); Terrorism and Homeland Security (SAGE, 2011); and The New Era of Terrorism: Selected Readings (SAGE Publications, 2004). He is also author of Juvenile Justice: Process and Systems (SAGE Publications, 2005).

Prior to joining academia, Dr. Martin served as Managing Attorney for the Fair Housing Partnership of Greater Pittsburgh, where he was also director of a program created under a federal consent decree to desegregate public and assisted housing. He was also Special Counsel to the Attorney General of the U.S. Virgin Islands on the island of St. Thomas. As Special Counsel, he occupied a personal and confidential position in the central office of the Department of Justice; sat as hearing officer for disciplinary hearings and departmental grievances; served as chair of the Drug Policy Committee; served as liaison to the intergovernmental Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee as well as to the Narcotics Strike Force; and provided daily legal and policy advice to the Attorney General. Prior to serving as Special Counsel, he was a “floor” Legislative Assistant to Congressman Charles B. Rangel of New York. As Legislative Assistant, he researched, evaluated and drafted legislation in areas of foreign policy, foreign aid, human rights, housing, education, social services, and poverty; he also drafted House floor statements, Congressional Record inserts, press releases, and news articles; and he composed speeches, briefing materials, and legislative correspondence.

Table of Contents

Forensics and Terrorism - Yossi Almog, Jay Levinson
Intifada - Bader Araj, Robert J. Brym
International Relations and Terrorism - Hall Gardner
Economics and Terrorism - Tahmina Hadjer, Gerald Schneider
Training of Terrorists - Brian Jackson
Kneecapping - Brenda Lutz, James Lutz
Guildfor Four - Brenda Lutz, James Lutz
Homeland Security, Office of - Kenneth J. Ryan
Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act - Kenneth J. Ryan
Organization of Al Qaeda in the Islamic Mahgreb - Hamoud Salhi
Al Shabab - Hamoud Salhi
Al-Masri, Abu Ayyub - Hamoud Salhi
Intelligence Gathering - Harold Scott
San Diego Daniel Andreas - Brent Smith
Chechen Incidents - Aglaya Snetkov
Death Squads - Mark Ungar
Lindh, John Walker - Lorenzo Vidino
Padilla, Jose - Lorenzo Vidino
Bloody Sunday - Kris Brown
Decommissioning Process - Kris Brown
Lord's Resistance Army - Ikaweba Bunting
Iraq War - Brian Burton
Religious and Spiritual Perspectives - David B. Cook
London Underground Bombings - Stuart Croft
New Terrorism - Steven Emerson
Gender-Based Terrorism - Kathryn Farr
Guantanamo Bay - David Glazier
Khmer Rouge - Dipak Gupta
Communist Party of Nepal-Maoists - Dipak Gupta
Afghan Arabs - Mohammed Hafez
Al-Qaeda in Iraq - Mohammed Hafez
Al-Zarqawi, Abu Musab - Mohammed Hafez
Ansar al-Islam - Mohammed Hafez
Chlorine Bombings, Iraq - Mohammed Hafez
Tupamaros - Jennifer Holmes
Afghanistan War - Najib Lafraie
Ethnic Cleansing - Benjamin Lieberman
Bashir, Abu Bakar - Samuel M. Makinda
Bali Nightclub Bombing - Samuel M. Makinda
Insurance and Terrorism - Erwann Michel-Kerjan
Criminal Prosecutions of Terrorists - Harvey Morley
Long, William Andrew, Murder of - Marie Palladini
Black September - Rafael Reuveny
9/11 Commission - Bruce Riedel
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives - Ann Robertson
Federal Bureau of Investigation - Ann Robertson
Central Intelligence Agency - Ann Robertson
Justice Department, US National Security Agency - Ann Robertson
National Security Council - Ann Robertson
Mossad - Ann Robertson
Special Air Service Regiment - Ann Robertson
Special Operations Wing - Ann Robertson
THREATCON Levels - Ann Robertson
United Nations - Ann Robertson
Gadahn Adam Yahiye - Michael Ronczkowski
Interrogation Techniques - Kenneth J. Ryan
Rendition, Extraordinary - Kenneth J. Ryan
Torture Debate - Kenneth J. Ryan
Popular Culture, Terrorism in - Olga Semukhina
Mumbai 2008 Attacks - Mary Sisson
Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan - Mary Sisson
Phineas Priesthood - Kenneth Stern
Airport Security - Joseph Szyliowicz
Women Terrorists - Rhiannon Talbot-English
Madrid Bombings - Anna Lisa Tota
Law and Terrorism - Clive Walker
Zetas, Los - Phil Williams
Fourteen Words, The - Leonard Zeskind
Christian Identity - Leonard Zeskind
Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion - Leonard Zeskind
Racial Holy War - Leonard Zeskind
White Aryan Resistance (WAR) - Leonard Zeskind
Awda Al Aziz - Harvey Morley

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