Terrorism and Counterterrorism

ISBN-10: 0205005802

ISBN-13: 9780205005802

Edition: 4th 2011 (Revised)

Authors: Brigitte L. Nacos

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Focusing on the phenomenon of terrorism in the post-9/11 era, Terrorism and Counterterrorism investigates this form of political violence in an international and American context and in light of new and historical trends. In this comprehensive and highly readable book, Brigitte Nacos, a renowned expert in the field, clearly defines terrorism's diverse causes, actors, and strategies, outlines anti- and counter-terrorist responses, and highlights terrorism's relationship with the media and the public.
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Book details

List price: $85.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 2/10/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Brigitte L. Nacos is a journalist and adjunct professor of political science at Columbia University.

About the Author
Introduction: The Terrorist Threat
Terrorism Trends Over the Last Three Decades
The Perennial Debate: What Is Terrorism?
The Meaning of Terrorism Over Time
The Definitional Potpourri
Obama Administration: Downplaying the �T� Word
Is Terrorism Ever Justified?
State Terror(ism) and State-Sponsored Terrorism
State Sponsors of Terrorism
The Meaning of Terrorism in This Volume
Terrorism in the Global Context
Different Types of Groups
The Roots of Modern Terrorism
The Post-World War II Wave
1968: The Advent of Modem-Day Terrorism
IRA and ETA: Groups That Transcend the Average Life Span of Terrorist Groups
The Decline of Left-Wing Terrorism
The Rise of Catastrophic Terrorism
Unrestrained Terrorism and Counterterrorism after the Cold War
The Old and New Terrorism in the Post-Cold War Era
Modernization, Globalization, and the Proliferation of Religious Violence
Technological Advances and Global Communication
Terrorism in the American Context
Right-Wing Terrorism
The Ku Klux Klan
Christian Identity and Neo-Nazi Groups
The Patriot and Militia Movement
The Surge of the Black Supremacist Movement
Left-Wing Terrorism
The First Anarchists in the United States
The Weather Underground
The Black Panther Party
The Symbionese Liberation Army
Single-Issue Terrorism
Antiabortion Violence
The Animal and Earth Liberation Fronts
The Jewish Defense League
Puerto Rican Nationalist Groups
Ideological Waves
Religious Terrorism: Political Violence in the Name of God
Defending the Faith in �Cosmic Wars�
The Proliferation of Religious Violence
Alienation, Humiliation, and Fear
The Jihadi Movement and Political Violence
Salafis and Wahhabis
Jihadi Ideology
Homegrown Jihadis in the West-Including the United States
The Making of Terrorists: Causes, Conditions, Influences
Terrorism as a Result of Rational Choice
Terrorism as a Result of Personal Traits
Terrorism as a Result of Social Interaction
Gender and Terrorism
For the Sake of Love
Demonstration of Gender Equality
Can Real Women Become Terrorists?
Tactical Advantages of Female Terrorists
Children as Terrorists
The Lack of a Universal Terrorist Profile
The Stages Leading to Terrorism
The Roots of Terrorism: No Simple Answers
From State Sponsors to Involuntary Hosts
Former and Current State Sponsors
The Case of Saudi Arabia
When Governments Reconsider Their Support for Terrorism
Failed and Failing States and �Brown Areas�
Involuntary Host Countries
Common Thread: Goals, Targets, Tactics
Do Terrorists Achieve Their Goals?
The Selection of Targets
Terrorist Methods: From Primitive Bombs to WMD
Most Common Methods of Terrorist Attacks
Most Likely CBRN Weapons in the Hands of Terrorists
Organizational Structures and the Financing of Terror
When Terrorist Groups Decline or End
Financing Terrorism
Narco-Terrorism or Narco-Funded Terrorism?
Terrorism and America's Post-9/11 National Security Strategy
President Bush's National Security Strategy
Making the World Safer and Better
Preemption Before Threats Become Imminent
Unilateral Use of Force
President Obama's National Security Strategy
The Utility of Hard and Soft Power in Counterterrorism
Military Hard Power
Military Retaliation/Reprisal
Military Preemption
Commando Raids
Hostage Rescue Missions
Nonmilitary Hard Power: Economic Sanctions
Drying Up Financial Resources
Soft Power and Counterterrorism
Talking to Terrorist Groups
Public Diplomacy
Conciliation and Peace
Balancing Security, Liberty, and Human Rights
The Rights of �Enemy Combatants�
Torture: Leaders and Followers
Obama on Torture and Rendition
Torture: The Public Debate
Homeland Security: Preparedness and Prevention
Post-9/11 Reorganization of Homeland Security
General and Specific Homeland Security Strategies
It's the Intelligence, Stupid
Reorganization of the Intelligence Community
International Cooperation
Congress Resists Change
The News Media and the Internet
Terrorist Propaganda and the Media
Publicity: The Universal Terrorist Goal
An Alternative View: Contemporary Terrorists Do Not Need Publicity
Terrorism and the Triangle of Communication
Media-Related Goals
The Attention-Getting Goal
The Recognition Goal
The Respectability/Legitimacy Goal
Bedfellows in a Marriage of Convenience
Media and Terrorist Contagion
Defending the Media
Treason or Public Service?
Terror and Hate in Cyberspace
Terrorists and the Newest Communication Technologies
Propaganda and Hero Worship
The Internet as a Tool to Plan and Carry Out Terrorist Operations
The Web and the Retrieval of Valuable Information
Online Recruitment
Fund-Raising via the Net
Anti- and Counterterrorism in the News
The Media and Military Responses to Terrorism
The Bombing of Libya (1986)
Bombing of Iraq's Intelligence Headquarters (1993)
Missile Strikes in Afghanistan and Sudan (1998)
The Post-9/11 War Against Terrorism
Military Action Against Al Qaeda and the Taliban (2001)
The Invasion of Iraq (2003)
The Iraq War: Different News Coverage Abroad
Conclusion: Living with Terrorist Threats
Appendix: Major Terrorist Incidents Since the Early 1970s
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