Terrorism and Counterterrorism Understanding Threats and Responses in the Post-9/11 World
Edition: 2nd 2008
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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.
List price: $59.80
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Longman Publishing
Publication date: 7/16/2007
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
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|