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Terrorism and Counterterrorism Understanding Threats and Responses in the Post-9/11 World

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ISBN-10: 0205568289

ISBN-13: 9780205568284

Edition: 2nd 2008

Authors: Brigitte L. Nacos

List price: $59.80
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Focusing on the phenomenon of terrorism in the post-Cold War and post-9/11 era,Terrorism and Counterterrorismlooks at this form of political violence in an international and American context and in light of new and historical trends. Broadly addressing the question ldquo;what is terrorism?,rdquo; Brigitte Nacos, a renowned expert in the field, clearly defines and discusses terrorismrsquo;s many causes, actors, and strategies as well as anti- and counter-terrorist responses. In addition, this text uniquely investigates terrorismrsquo;s relationship with the media and the public. Comprehensive and highly readable,Terrorism and Counterterrorismintroduces students to key concepts in the study of terrorism and political violence and helps them challenge preconceptions of this complex and vital issue.
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Book details

List price: $59.80
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Longman Publishing
Publication date: 7/16/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

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

Introduction: The Terrorist Threat
The Perennial Debate: What is Terrorism?
Terrorism in the Global Context
Terrorism in the American Context
Religious Terrorism: Political Violence in the Name of God
The Making of a Terrorists: Causes, Conditions, Influences
From State Sponsors to Involuntary Hosts
Common Thread: Goals, Targets, Tactics
Organizational Structures and the Financing of Terror
Anti- and Counter-Terrorism
Balancing Security, Liberty, and Human Rights
Military and Non-Military Responses
Preparedness and Prevention
The Media and the Public
Terrorist Propaganda and the Media
Terror and Hate in Cyberspace
Anti- and Counter-Terrorism in the News
Terrorism and the Public
Conclusion: Living with Terrorist Threats
Appendix. Major Terrorist Incidents Since the Early 1970s