Essentials of Terrorism : Concepts and Controversies

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-03-17
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc
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Essentials of Terrorism: Concepts and Controversies, 2nd Edition is a concise resource for understanding the multifaceted subject of modern terrorism. The book is a foundational text that can be readily used in conjunction with other resources such as topical texts, specialized publications, journal articles, and readers. It is designed for university students and professionals, and is directed to academic and professional courses of instruction whose subject areas include terrorism, homeland security, international security, criminal justice administration, political conflict, armed conflict, and social movements.

Table of Contents

Understanding Terrorism: A Conceptual Review
Defining Terrorism
Historical Perspectives and Ideological Origins
Causes of Terrorist Violence
Terrorist Environments
Terrorism by the State
Terrorism by Dissidents
Religious Terrorism
International Terrorism
Domestic Terrorism in the United States
The Terrorist Battleground
Terrorist Violence and the Role of the Media
Tactics and Targets of Terrorists
Counterterrorism and the War on Terrorism
Future Trends and Projections
Map References
National Intelligence Estimate: The Terrorist Threat to the US Homeland
Historical Examples
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