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Terrorism in the Twenty-First Century,9780130208873

Terrorism in the Twenty-First Century

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2nd
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9780130208873

ISBN10:
0130208876
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Paperback
Pub. Date:
9/1/1999
Publisher(s):
Prentice Hall
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Summary

For undergraduate-level courses in Political Violence, Terrorism, and Criminal Justice. Unbiased in perspective, this text 1) examines the known facets of contemporary terrorismexplaining what terrorism is, who carries it out, how terrorist acts are committed, 2) analyzes the laws and special forces which nations within the international community have created to meet this challenge, and 3) predicts forthcoming patterns of terrorism in the new century. Post Cold War in focus and written specifically for undergraduate students, it helps them evaluate the dimensions of the problems presented by contemporary terrorism, and challenges them to develop solutions.

Table of Contents

Preface ix(2)
Acknowledgments xi
Introduction 1(2)
1 An Idea Whose Time Has Come?
3(15)
Modern Definitions of an Old Concept
5(2)
Crucial Components of Terrorism
7(5)
Typologies of Terrorism: Useful Tools
12(2)
Tactics and Labels
14(1)
Conclusion
15(1)
Evaluation
16(2)
2 Not a Modern Phenomenon
18(14)
Tyrannicide: "To Go Too Fast"
19(2)
State Terrorism: France's Reign of Terror
21(1)
Guerrilla Warfare: Selective Violence
22(2)
Cyclical Nature of Terror
24(3)
Contemporary Events, Historical Roots
27(2)
Evaluation
29(3)
3 Ideology and Terrorism: Rights from Wrongs?
32(16)
The Rationalization of Violence
33(2)
Rebellion and the Right of Self-Determination
35(4)
Terrorist Beliefs and Images
39(2)
Causes of the Left and Right
41(3)
Conclusion
44(1)
Evaluation
45(3)
4 Criminals or Crusaders?
48(18)
Profile of a Terrorist
48(3)
Can We Generalize about a "Typical" Terrorist?
51(6)
Terrorism Is Different Today
57(2)
Trends in Terrorist Recruitment and Membership
59(4)
Case Study: Abu Nidal
63(1)
Evaluation
64(2)
5 Terrorism by the State
66(21)
Internal Terrorism: The Beast That Lurks Within
66(5)
How Real Is State Terrorism?
71(2)
Terrorism as an Instrument of Foreign Policy
73(1)
Waging War by Proxy: Surrogate Terrorism
74(2)
Reluctant Bedfellows: The Arms Bazaar
76(1)
Silent Partners: Syria, Iran, Libya, and Sudan Wage Subtle War
77(6)
Conclusion
83(1)
Evaluation
84(3)
6 Terrorism, Inc.
87(18)
Networking
87(2)
Shared Strategic Planning
89(1)
Terrorism Is Big Business
90(1)
Case Study 1: Libyan Protector
91(2)
Case Study 2: Iranian Fedayeen
93(2)
NORAID: The U.S. Terror Connection
95(1)
Training and Equipping the Terrorists
96(2)
The Internationalization of Terrorism: An RAF Case Study
98(1)
Narcoterrorism
99(1)
Conclusion
100(2)
Evaluation
102(3)
7 How Do They Operate?
105(22)
Training Sites
106(2)
Training Topics: What Do They Learn at Camp?
108(3)
Case Study: OPEC Kidnapping in Vienna
111(1)
Potential for Destruction: The Terrorist's Arsenal
112(2)
"Science Fiction" Weapons
114(5)
Terrorist Tactics
119(6)
Evaluation
125(2)
8 The Media: A Weapon for Both Sides?
127(22)
Legal Issues of the Right of Access
129(2)
Censorship: The Ugly Word
131(4)
Complicity: A Very Serious Charge
135(4)
Terrorist Goals Regarding Media
139(2)
Government Goals with Respect to Media
141(2)
Media Goals in Terrorist Events
143(1)
Conclusion
144(2)
Evaluation
146(3)
9 Legal Perspectives on Terrorism
149(18)
Laws of War
152(4)
Pivacy of Air and Sea
156(3)
Protection of Diplomatic Personnel and Heads of State
159(1)
Summary: Protection of the Innocent against Specific Crimes
160(2)
Terrorism: A Political Crime?
162(1)
Evaluation
163(4)
10 Counterterrorism: The Use of Special Forces
167(13)
Nations without Defenses
168(1)
Strike Forces: A First Line of Defense?
169(8)
Conclusion
177(1)
Evaluation
178(2)
11 Terrorism, Intelligence, and the Law
180(18)
Legal Initiatives to Counter Terrorism
180(1)
Canada's Legal War with the FLQ
181(1)
The "Temporary" British Problem in Northern Ireland
182(2)
Germany's "Moderate" Legislation
184(1)
Italy and the "Penititi"
185(2)
Investigation: The Intelligence Initiative
187(3)
Case Studies: Government Use of Intelligence/Investigation
190(4)
Intelligence Gathering and Counterintelligence by Terrorists
194(1)
Conclusion
195(1)
Evaluation
195(3)
12 Security Measures: A Frail Defense
198(16)
Three Facets of Security
199(2)
Case Study: Airport Security in the United States
201(2)
The Costs of Security
203(2)
Case Study: Protecting Public Transportation
205(2)
Preventive Security
207(1)
Case Study: Who Arms Iran?
207(2)
Threat Assessment: How Do You Know When You Are at Risk?
209(1)
Conclusion
210(1)
Evaluation
211(3)
13 Future Trends
214(18)
Banality and Terror
214(2)
Trends in Terrorism
216(1)
Case Study: Right-Wing Terrorism in the United States
217(2)
A Generational Difference
219(1)
The Use of "Unthinkable" Weapons
220(1)
Graphic Evidence
221(8)
Conclusion
229(1)
Evaluation
230(2)
Index 232


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