Understanding Terrorism Challenges, Perspectives, and Issues

ISBN-10: 1452205825

ISBN-13: 9781452205823

Edition: 4th 2013

Authors: Gus Martin

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Understanding Terrorism, Fourth Edition, continues toáoffer a multidisciplinary, comprehensive exploration of contemporary terrorism that helps readers develop the knowledge and skills they need to critically assess terrorism in general and terrorist incidents in particular. The Fourth Edition presents new, updated theories, cases, and incidentsáas well as new photographs, updated tables, and enhanced graphics. Features and Benefits:Comprehensive Coverage: The book offers a broad multidisciplinary examination of contemporary terrorism that helps contextualize terrorism for students. Its thorough exploration of theory and history from a wide variety of perspectives ensures that readers develop a deep understanding of current state of terrorism.Accessible Style: The author explains theory and provides in-depth analysis in an accessible and engaging manner that helps readers to develop the knowledge and skills they need.Opening Viewpoints: At the beginning of each chapter these boxes present relevant examples of theories and themes that will be discussed in the following chapter û grabbing readersÆ attention and drawing them into the material that follows.Chapter in Perspective: Chapters incorporate focused presentations in special interest boxes that explore people, events, organizations, and movements that are relevant to the subject matter of each chapter.such as the Mumbai terrorist attacks and the narco-terrorist events in Mexico.Discussion Boxes: Each chapter concludes with discussion boxes that highlight controversial issues and pose challenging questions which stimulate critical thinking and debate.Comprehensive Tables: There is more explanatory material than in comparable books to help students understand the data and information presented in the tables.Wide-ranging Illustration Program: A variety of photos, charts, graphs and maps help students appreciate and understand the events and people covered in the book.Strong support package: More expansive than any other competitive title
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Book details

List price: $149.00
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/1/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 616
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.046

C. Augustus (Gus) Martin is Professor of Criminal Justice Administration at California State University, Dominguez Hills, where he and has also served as Associate Vice President for Faculty Affairs and as chair of the Department of Public Administration & Public Policy. He began his academic career as a member of the faculty of the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh, where he was an Administration of Justice professor. His current research and professional interests are terrorism and extremism, administration of justice, juvenile justice, and fair housing. He is author and editor of several books on the subject of terrorism, including The SAGE Encyclopedia of Terrorism (SAGE, 2012), Terrorism and Homeland Security (SAGE, 2011), Essentials of Terrorism: Concepts and Controversies (SAGE, 2013), Understanding Terrorism: Challenges, Perspectives, and Issues (SAGE, 2013), and The New Era of Terrorism: Selected Readings (SAGE, 2004). He has served as a panelist for university and community symposia and interviews on the subjects of administration of justice, terrorism, and fair housing. He has also been a consultant to government and private agencies. Prior to joining academia, he served as managing attorney for the Fair Housing Partnership of Greater Pittsburgh, where he was also director of a program created under a federal consent decree to desegregate public and assisted housing. He was also Special Counsel to the Attorney General of the U.S. Virgin Islands on the island of St. Thomas. As Special Counsel he provided personal and confidential position in central office of Department of Justice; sat as hearing officer for disciplinary hearings and departmental grievances; served as chair of drug policy committee; was liaison to intergovernmental Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee; acted as liaison to Narcotics Strike Force; and provided daily legal and policy advice to Attorney General. Prior to serving as Special Counsel, he was a floor Legislative Assistant to Congressman Charles B. Rangel of New York. As Legislative Assistant, he researched, evaluated and drafted legislation in areas of foreign policy, foreign aid, human rights, housing, education, social services and poverty; he also drafted House floor statements, Congressional Record inserts, press releases, and news articles; and he composed speeches, briefing materials and legislative correspondence.

About the Author
Acknowledgments
Introduction and Rationale
Terrorism: a Conceptual Review
Terrorism: First Impressions
The Nature of teh Beast: Defining Terrorism
Beginnings: The Causes of Terrorism
The Terrorists
Terror From Above: Terrorism by the State
Terror From Below: Terrorism by Dissidents
Violence in the Name of the Faith: Religious Terrorism
Violent Ideologies: Terrorism From the Left and Right
Terrorist Spillovers: International Terrorism
Emerging Terrorist Environments: Gender-Selective Political Violence and Criminal Dissident Terrorism
The Terrorist Trade
Tools of the Trade: Tactics and Targets of Terrorists
The Information Battleground: Terrorist Violence and the Role of the Media
The American Case: Terrorism in the United States
Securing the Homeland
Counterterrorism: The Options
a New Era: Homeland Security
What Next?: The Future of Terrorism
Map References
Glossary
Index
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