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Terrorism and Counterterrorism : Understanding Threats and Responses in the Post-9/11 World,9780321164148

Terrorism and Counterterrorism : Understanding Threats and Responses in the Post-9/11 World

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9780321164148

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0321164148
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Pub. Date:
1/1/2008
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Longman
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Summary

This new first edition offers an accessible introduction to terrorism that includes coverage of both new terror in the post-Cold War world as well as historical acts of terror. The author has been selective in her choice of topics, choosing to go into richer detail on fewer issues while nonetheless including coverage of topics that have been ignored by the competition, such as "Terrorist Propaganda and the Media" and "Terror and Hate in Cyberspace." In addition, the author adds the American context of terror to the standard international context offered by most texts.

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments ix
CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION: THE TERRORIST THREAT 1(14)
Terrorism Trends over the Last Three Decades
6(9)
PART ONE TERRORISM 15(148)
CHAPTER 2 THE PERENNIAL DEBATE: WHAT IS TERRORISM?
16(20)
The Meaning of "Terrorism" over Time
19 (2)
The Definitional Potpourri
21 (7)
Is Terrorism Ever Justified?
28 (2)
State Terror(ism) and State-Sponsored Terrorism
30 (2)
The Meaning of Terrorism in This Volume
32(4)
CHAPTER 3 TERRORISM IN THE GLOBAL CONTEXT
36(23)
The Roots of Modern Terrorism
38 (2)
The Post-World War II Wave
40 (2)
1968: The Advent of Modern-day Terrorism
42 (2)
IRA and ETA: Groups That Do Not Fit the Mold
44 (1)
The Decline of Left-Wing Terrorism
45 (1)
The Rise of Catastrophic Terrorism
46(13)
CHAPTER 4 TERRORISM IN THE AMERICAN CONTEXT
59(26)
Right-Wing Terrorism
59 (9)
Left-Wing Terrorism
68 (6)
Single-Issue or Special Interest Terrorism
74 (6)
After Left-Wing and Right-Wing Waves: What Next?
80(5)
CHAPTER 5 THE MAKING OF TERRORISTS: CAUSES, CONDITIONS, INFLUENCES
85(22)
Terrorism as a Result of Rational Choice
90 (1)
Terrorism as a Result of Personal Traits
91 (1)
Terrorism as a Result of Social Interaction
92 (1)
Gender Differences in Terrorism: A Myth Rather than Reality
93 (6)
The Lack of the Universal Terrorist Profile
99 (1)
The Stages Leading to Terrorism
100 (2)
The Roots of Terrorism: No Simple Answers
102(5)
CHAPTER 6 FROM STATE SPONSORS TO INVOLUNTARY HOSTS
107(13)
Iran: The Premier Model of State-Sponsored Terrorism
109 (2)
Other State Sponsors of Terrorism
111 (3)
The Case of Saudi Arabia
114 (2)
When Governments Reconsider Their Support for Terrorism
116 (1)
Failed and Failing States, and "Brown Areas"
116 (1)
Involuntary Host Countries
117(3)
CHAPTER 7 COMMON THREAD: GOALS, TARGETS, TACTICS
120(27)
Do Terrorists Achieve Their Goals?
121 (2)
The Selection of Targets
123 (2)
Terrorist Methods: From Primitive Bombs of WMD
125 (16)
Most Likely CBRN Weapons in the Hands of Terrorists
141(6)
CHAPTER 8 ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURES AND THE FINANCING OF TERROR
147(16)
When Terrorist Organizations Lose Their Leaders
156 (1)
The Decline or Abandonment of Terrorism
156 (1)
Financing Terrorism
157(6)
PART TWO ANTI- AND COUNTER-TERRORISM 163(42)
CHAPTER 9 BALANCING SECURITY, LIBERTY, AND HUMAN RIGHTS
164(14)
The Legal Status of Enemy Combatants
170 (3)
Torture: The Public Debate
173 (2)
Torture: Decision-Makers
175(3)
CHAPTER 10 MILITARY AND NONMILITARY RESPONSES
178(13)
Military Responses
179 (6)
Nonmilitary Responses
185(6)
CHAPTER 11 PREVENTION AND PREPAREDNESS
191(14)
It's the Intelligence, Stupid
193 (4)
International Cooperation
197 (1)
Reorganization of Homeland Security in the United States
198 (3)
Reorganization of the Intelligence Community
201(4)
PART THREE THE MEDIA AND THE PUBLIC 205(91)
CHAPTER 12 TERRORIST PROPAGANDA AND THE MEDIA
206(20)
Publicity: The Universal Terrorist Goal
209 (3)
An Alternative View: Contemporary Terrorists Do Not Need Publicity
212 (1)
Terrorism and the Triangle of Communication
213 (1)
Media-Related Goals
214 (6)
Bedfellows in a Marriage of Convenience
220 (2)
Terrorism and the Global Media
222 (1)
Defending the Media
222(4)
CHAPTER 13 TERROR AND HATE IN CYBERSPACE
226(18)
Terrorists and the Newest Communications Technologies
230 (1)
Propaganda and Hero Worship
230 (7)
The Internet as a Tool to Plan Terrorist Operations
237 (1)
Devastating Cyberterrorism
238 (1)
The Web and the Retrieval of Valuable Information
239(5)
CHAPTER 14 ANTI- AND COUNTER-TERRORISM IN THE NEWS
244(15)
A Model for Public Deliberation
248 (2)
The Media and Military Responses to Terrorism
250(9)
CHAPTER 15 TERRORISM AND THE PUBLIC
259(25)
Public Assessments in Terrorist Threats and the Fear Factor
261 (3)
Opinion Change as a Result of Terrorism
264 (1)
Public Attitudes on International Terrorists and Sponsor States
265 (2)
Public Approval of Presidents in the Face of Terrorist Crises
267 (3)
When Presidents "Go Public"
270 (1)
Anti- and Counter-terrorist Policies
271 (3)
Assessing Homeland Security and Preparedness
274 (2)
The Public Trusts Republicans More to Fight Terrorism Effectively
276 (1)
Security versus Civil Liberties
277 (1)
Terrorism and the Rational Public
277 (1)
The Moral Force of the Victims of Terrorism
278(6)
CHAPTER 16 CONCLUSION: LIVING WITH TERRORIST THREATS
284(12)
The 9/11 Commission and Reform Proposal
289 (7)
APPENDIX 296(14)
Major Terrorist Incidents since the Early 1970's
296(14)
I. Incidents That Deliberately Targeted Americans and/or American Interests
296 (10)
II. Incidents That Involved U.S. Victims
306 (1)
III. Incidents That Did Not Involve Americans
307(3)
Bibliography 310 (6)
Index 316


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