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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

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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…    
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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