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Al-Qaeda and Sacrifice Martyrdom, War and Politics

ISBN-10: 0745332625

ISBN-13: 9780745332628

Edition: 2012

Authors: Melissa Finn

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Al-Qaeda and Sacrifice examines the idea of ‘sacrifice’ as a way of understanding agency and motivation in suicide attacks conducted by Al-Qaeda. *BR**BR*Using political theory to understand the tension between Jihadi groups and Western democracies, Melissa Finn argues that it is necessary to listen to transnational jihadists’ voices on their own terms – as a way to increase knowledge of those ideas and thus deal effectively with any threat they might pose. *BR**BR*Finn argues that the notion of sacrifice reveals a violent approach motivated by heedless certainty and an incapacity to provide the grounds for stable political institutions. This book is a deeply informed and balanced analysis which goes beyond the usual simplistic accounts of what motivates Al-Qaeda and global Jihadi movements.
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Book details

List price: $26.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Pluto Press
Publication date: 9/6/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Melissa Finn is a Lecturer in the Department of Political Science and the Department of Global Studies atWilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. She earned her Ph.D in Political Science at YorkUniversity.