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Dying to Kill The Allure of Suicide Terror

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ISBN-10: 0231133200

ISBN-13: 9780231133203

Edition: 2005

Authors: Mia Bloom

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What motivates suicide bombers in Iraq and around the world? Can winning the hearts and minds of local populations stop them? Will the phenomenon spread to the United States? These vital questions are at the heart of this important book. Mia Bloom examines the use, strategies, successes, and failures of suicide bombing in Asia, the Middle East, and Europe and assesses the effectiveness of government responses. She argues that in many instances the efforts of Israel, Russia, and the United States in Iraq have failed to deter terrorism and suicide bombings. Bloom also considers how terrorist groups learn from one another, how they respond to counterterror tactics, the financing of terrorism,…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 5/18/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 280
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Mia Bloom is an assistant professor of International Affairs at the University of Georgia in Athens. She is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations and member of the Council of World Affairs. She has published numerous articles on war, terrorism, and ethnic conflict, and her research investigates atrocities across several regions, contrasting the Middle East with South Asia, Europe, and Africa. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia, and Crail, Scotland.

Introduction: The Historical Antecedents of Terror
Palestinian Suicide Bombing: Public Support, Market Share and Outbidding
Ethnic Conflict, State Terror and Suicide Bombing in Sri Lanka
Devising a Theory of Suicide Terror
Halting Suicide Terror from Within: the PKK in Turkey
Terror 101: The Transnational Contagion Effects of Suicide Bombing
Feminism, Rape and War: Engendering Suicide Terror?
Conclusions and Prospects for the Future: Will Iraq Cause Suicide Terror at Home?