Understanding Terrorism Groups, Strategies, and Responses

ISBN-10: 0132457768

ISBN-13: 9780132457767

Edition: 3rd 2011

Authors: James M. Poland

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Book details

List price: $92.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 1/3/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.078
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
Concepts of Terror and Terrorism
Chapter Objectives
Introduction
Definitional Problems and Terrorism
Morality of Terrorism
Definitions of Terrorism
Terrorist Typologies
Terrorist Atrocities
Purpose of Terrorism
Conclusions
Key Terms
Discussion Questions
Web Sites
Endnotes
Historical Antecedents of Terrorism and Violence
Chapter Objectives
Introduction
Sicarii and Zealots: Religious Roots of Terrorism
The Assassins and Other Secret Societies
Narodnaya Volya
The Anarchist Tradition
Terrorism in the United States
Puerto Rican Independence
The Jewish Defense League
The Ideological Left
The Ideological Right
Single-Issue Terrorist
Conclusions
Key Terms
Discussion Questions
Web Sites
Endnotes
Violence and Terrorism: The Role of the Mass Media
Chapter Objectives
Introduction
Contagion Theory, or the Copycat Syndrome
Propaganda Value and the "Deed"
United States
Internet and Terrorism
Censorship and Terrorism
Conclusions
Key Terms
Discussion Questions
Web Sites
Endnotes
The Palestine Question and Al Qaeda
Chapter Objectives
Introduction
Palestine Resistance Movement
Historical Antecedents
Palestine Liberation Organization
Palestinian Extremism and the 1973 Yom Kippur War
Rejectionist Front: Historical Preview
Invasion of Lebanon
Hizballah
Palestinian Authority
Hamas and Islamic Jihad
Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades
Al Qaeda
Conclusions
Key Terms
Discussion Questions
Web Sites
Endnotes
Designated Foreign Terrorist Organizations: The "A List"
Chapter Objectives
Introduction
Palestinian Groups
The Philippines and Southeast Asia
Algerian Groups
Religious Cults
European Groups
Colombia
Peru
Central Asia
Iran
Conclusions
Key Terms
Writing Assignment
Web Sites
Endnotes
The Dynamics of Hostage Taking and Negotiation
Chapter Objectives
Introduction
Early History of Hostage Taking
Typologies of Hostage Takers
Time, Trust, and the Stockholm Syndrome
London Syndrome
Guidelines for Hostage Events
U.S. Experience: Hostage Rescue
The Good Guys Hostage Incident
Other Rescue Attempts
Surviving a Hostage Situation
Conclusions
Key Terms
Discussion Questions
Web Sites
Endnotes
Contemporary Terrorism and Bombing
Chapter Objectives
Introduction
Historical Perspective
Effects of an Explosion
Velocity and Explosives
Vehicle Bombs
Letter Bombs
Bombings Aboard Aircraft
Conclusions
Key Terms
Discussion Questions
Web Sites
Endnotes
Suicide Bombers: A Global Problem
Chapter Objectives
Introduction
Defining the Problem
Suicide Bombers in the Middle East
The Iraqi Insurgency
The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE)
Sikh Terrorism
Kashmiri Suicide Bombers
Kurdish Suicide Bombers: The PKK/Kadek, Kongra-Gel
Al Qaeda
Chechen Suicide Bombers
Other Suicidal Terrorist Groups
Summary
Security and Suicide Bombing
Conclusions
Key Terms
Discussion Questions
Web Sites
Endnotes
Counterterrorist Measures: The Response
Chapter Objectives
Introduction
Security Measures
Intelligence Function
Counterterrorist Operations: Retaliation and Preemption
Covert Military Operations: Proactive Measures
Counterterrorist Operations: Reactive Measures
Special Operations
United Kingdom and Israel
National Guard
HRT and NEST
Chemical and Biological Terrorism
Legal Framework: Apprehension, Prosecution, and Punishment
Emergency Powers
Post-9/11 Legal Measures
Conclusions
Key Terms
Discussion Questions
Web Sites
Endnotes
Future of Terrorism
Chapter Objectives
Introduction
Israel versus Palestinian Resistance Movement
Islamic Extremism
Low-Intensity Warfare
Superterrorism
Influence of Terrorism on Democracy
Conclusions
Key Terms
Discussion Questions
Web Sites
Endnotes
Glossary
Appendix: Maps
Index
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