Terrorism in Perspective

ISBN-10: 1452225451

ISBN-13: 9781452225456

Edition: 3rd 2013

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Terrorism in Perspective combines original thematic overview essays with the best of the existing literature. Each of the ten chapters isdivided into two parts. The first partáis an overview of thenhistory, ideologies, actors, organizations, and actions relevant to the specific topic under discussion. The second part of each chapter contains two previously published articles or book chapters culled from a wide variety of popular, academic, and governmental sources. The selected articles deepen the readerÆs understanding of terrorism by focusing more intensely on specific themes related to the general topic of the chapter.Features and Benefits:1. The text/reader format gives the reader the conceptual understanding of terrorism, coupled with applied research in the accompanying articles.2. A new chapter details the changes incurred in the Middle East, including the Arab Spring and the killing of Bin Laden.3. Carefully selected photos provide greater accessiblity.
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Book details

List price: $113.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/21/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 456
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.980
Language: English

Pamala L. Griset is an Associate Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and Legal Studies at the University of Central Florida. She received a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from the State University of New York at Albany. She was formerly employed as a Deputy Commissioner at the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services and an assistant to the New York State Director of Criminal Justice. Before turning to the study of terrorism, she authored a book and several articles on determinate sentencing policy, monographs on juvenile detention, and book chapters on various aspects of the administration of justice.�

List of Maps
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Looking Back at 9/11
Chapter Outline
What is Terrorism?
Definitions of Terrorism
U.S. Government Definitions
Scholarly Definitions
Commonalities in Definitions
Incidents of Terrorism
National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism
Global Terrorism Database
Motivation
Collective Explanations
Individual Explanations
Moral Explanations
Useful Explanations
Highlights of Reprinted Articles
Exploring the What of Terrorism Further
Terrorism: The Problem of Definition Revisited
A General Strain Theory of Terrorism
History of Terrorism
Early Justifications for Terrorism
Religious Terrorism: Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot
State-Sponsored Terrorism: The French Revolution
Political Terrorism: Anarchists and Propaganda by Deed
Political Terrorism of the Russian Narodnaya Volya
Terrorism and Colonialism: The Philosophy of the Bomb
Colonialism and Indian Terrorism
Colonialism, Racism, and Algerian Terrorism
Colonialism Makes Latin America a Hotbed of Terrorism
The Urban Guerrilla
Lessons Learned From History
Highlights of Reprinted Articles
Exploring the History of Terrorism Further
Fear and Trembling: Terrorism in Three Religious Traditions
The Spirit of Despotism: Understanding the Tyrant within
International Terrorism
Terrorism Around the World
State-Sponsored Terrorism
Cuba
Iran
Sudan
Syria
Sanctions
Religious Fanaticism: An Old Trend and a New Threat
A Few Infamous Terrorists
Che Guevara
Carlos the Jackal
Osama bin Laden
Velupillai Prabhakaran
Subcomandante Marcos
An Infamous Terrorist Attack: Pan Am Flight 103
Western Views on Libya
Highlights of Reprinted Articles
Exploring Global Terrorism Further
The Four Waves of Modern Terrorism
Radical Islam in East Africa
Terrorist Tactics Around the Globe
Children at War
Financing Terrorist Networks
Ancient Islamic Traditions
Legal Actions
Money Laundering
Conventional Tactics Become More Deadly
Leaderless Resistance
Guidebooks of Terror Tactics
The Basics: Assassinations, Hijackings, Kidnappings and Hostage Taking, and Bombings
Assassinations
Hijackings
Kidnappings and Hostage Taking
Bombings
Suicide Terrorism
Female Suicide Bombers
Highlights of Reprinted Articles
Exploring Conventional Terrorist Tactics Further
The Interaction of Narcotics and Conflict
New Terror Architecture in South Asia: 26/11 Mumbai Attacks Inquiry
Homegrown Terrorism in the United States
Muslim-American Terrorism in the United States
Researching Incidents of Homegrown Terrorism
Hate Groups and Terrorism
State-Sponsored Terrorism
Leftist Groups
Leftist Class Struggles
Anarchists/Ecoterrorists
Right-Wing Groups
Racial Supremacy
Religious Extremists
The Future
Highlights of Reprinted Articles
Exploring Homegrown Terrorism Further
Ku Klux Klan: A History of Racism and Violence Klan Watch Project of the Southern Poverty Law Center
Skinheads in America: Racists on the Rampage Southern Poverty Law Center
Media Coverage of Terrorism
Competing Concerns
Media, Law, and Terrorism
Irresponsible Reporting
Interfering in State Operations Against Terrorism
Cooperating With Terrorists or Government
Selling Terrorism: Commercial and Political Interests in Media Reports
Making Martyrs: Terrorists and the Death Penalty
Timothy McVeigh
Abimael Guzm�n
Highlights of Reprinted Articles
Exploring Media and Terrorism Further
Filling the 24�7 News Hole: Television News Coverage Following September 11
Terrorism and Censorship: The Media in Chains
Women Terrorists
The Black Widows of Chechnya
Female Terrorists
Roles and Activities for Female Terrorists
Sympathizers
Spies
Warriors
Dominant Forces
Two Exceptional Terrorist Groups
Two Female Terrorists
Ulrike Meinhof
Augusta La Torre Guzm�n
Ideology and Female Terrorists
Highlights of Reprinted Articles
Exploring Women as Terrorists Further
The Portrayal of Female Terrorists in the Media: Similar Framing Patterns in the News Coverage of Women in Politics and in Terrorism
Women and Organized Racial Terrorism in the United States
Technology and Terrorism
Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Weapons and Explosive Devices
Chemical Weapons
Biological Weapons
Radiological Weapons
Nuclear Weapons
Explosive Devices
How Real is the Threat?
The Internet and Terrorism
Digital Terrorism
How Real is the Threat?
Aum Shinrikyo: A Terrorist Cult
Shoko Asahara: A Chaotic Leader
From Bizarre to Dangerous
The Attack
The Aftermath
Highlights of Reprinted Articles
Exploring Technology and Terrorists Further
Mutually Assured Support: A Security Doctrine for Terrorist Nuclear Weapons Threats
Cyber-Fatwas and Terrorism
Counterterrorism
Counterterrorism and Foreign Policy
The United States at War
"Late Modern Warfare"
The United States as a Target
Clash of Civilizations?
The UN Response to Terrorism
International Cooperation and the Use of Military Forces
Torture
The High Cost of Retaliation
Domestic Counterterrorism
Legislating Against Terrorism
Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996
The USA PATRIOT Act
The Counterterrorism Bureaucracy
Controversial Detentions and Military Tribunals
Detentions
Guantanamo Bay
Other Prisons for Terrorists: Legal and Extra-Legal
Military Tribunals
Three Infamous Cases from the U.S. History of Counterterrorism
The Palmer Raids
Japanese Internment
More Red Scares: House Un-American Activities Committee and McCarthyism
Highlights of Reprinted Articles
Exploring Counterterrorism Further
Assassinating Justly: Reflections on Justice and Revenge in the Osama Bin Laden Killing
Profiling in the Age of Total Information Awareness
Rage and Rebellion in the Arab World: Potential Impacts on Terrorism
Overview of Regional Events
Tunisia
Voting for Change
Egypt
Voting
Libya
The Revolution
Yemen
Syria
Background
The Protests and the Vicious Response
The World's Reaction
And Where Will it End?
Elsewhere in the Arab World
Bahrain
Saudi Arabia
Morocco
Jordan
Palestine
The Reach of the Revolution
Highlights of Reprinted Articles
Exploring Terrorism and the Arab Uprisings Further
Al Qaeda's Challenge
The Unbreakable Muslim Brotherhood
Appendix: Locations of Worldwide Terrorist Activity (Maps 1-8)
References
Index
About the Authors
About the Contributors
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