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9781412953139

Essentials of Terrorism

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    9781412953139

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    1412953138

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-11-28
  • Publisher: Sage Pubns

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"Essentials of Terrorism is an ideal anchor textbook for investigating the many aspects of terrorism, political violence, and homeland security. That it is easily adapted to these subjects means that instructors will be able to design a variety of instructional packages around it. In this way, the text is a versatile resource." -SirReadaLot.org Essentials of Terrorism: Concepts and Controversies is a comprehensive yet compact resource that provides a thorough introduction to many facets of the world of modern terrorism. This briefer, captivating version of Gus Martin's popular text Understanding Terrorism, Second Edition is an effective stand-alone textbook for undergraduate classes. It can also be used effectively in conjunction with other resources, such as Martin's collection of readings The New Era of Terrorism or with other supplemental books or journal articles for an upper-level undergraduate or master's level audience. Key Features Provides a foundation for understanding terrorism: Extensive coverage in Chapter 1 helps readers grasp and define the concept of terrorism; each chapter includes extensive historical background. '¢ Presents simple, helpful pedagogical aids to bolster learning: Chapter introductions, chapter perspectives, chapter summaries, discussion boxes, and a glossary bring key concepts to life for students. '¢ Offers engaging coverage of cutting-edge issues: The author addresses contemporary topics, including gender-selective terrorism, media coverage of terrorism issues and related ethical issues, the Internet and terrorism, and religious terrorism. Martin provides additional coverage of the conflict in Iraq to illustrate its impact on international terrorism. '¢ Includes stimulating illustrative aids: Maps and dramatic photos help show the locations of terrorist activity and the devastation caused by terrorist activity; tables and figures allow readers to conduct valuable comparison research and analysis. Ancillaries '¢ A student study site is available containing introductions to journal articles, recommended Web sites, full-text journal articles tied to each chapter, e-flashcards, Web exercises, and more. www.sagepub.com/martinessstudy '¢ Instructors' Resources on CD-ROM provide professors with a test bank, maps, PowerPoint presentations, activity and lecture suggestions, and more. Intended Audience: This is an excellent text, either alone or with readings or other materials, for undergraduate and graduate courses in Terrorism, Homeland Security, International Security, Criminal Justice Administration, Political Conflict, Armed Conflict, and Social Movements in departments of criminal justice, sociology, and political science. It is also suitable for professionals who require instruction in understanding terrorism.

Table of Contents

About the Authorp. x
Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xvi
Understanding Terrorism: A Conceptual Reviewp. 1
Defining Terrorismp. 2
Understanding Political Extremismp. 3
Formal and Informal Definitionsp. 6
Terrorists or Freedom Fighters?p. 11
Chapter Summaryp. 16
Key Terms and Conceptsp. 20
Terrorism on the Webp. 20
Web Exercisep. 20
Recommended Readingsp. 21
Historical Perspectives and Ideological Originsp. 22
Historical Perspectives on Terrorismp. 22
Ideological Origins of Terrorismp. 26
September 11, 2001 and the New Era of Terrorismp. 37
Chapter Summaryp. 41
Key Terms and Conceptsp. 42
Terrorism on the Webp. 43
Web Exercisep. 43
Recommended Readingsp. 43
Causes of Terrorist Violencep. 44
Political Violence as the Fruit of Injusticep. 45
Political Violence as Strategic Choicep. 51
The Morality of Political Violencep. 54
Chapter Summaryp. 60
Key Terms and Conceptsp. 63
Terrorism on the Webp. 63
Web Exercisep. 63
Recommended Readingsp. 63
Terrorist Environmentsp. 65
Terrorism by the Statep. 66
Perspectives on Terrorism by Governmentsp. 66
Domestic Terrorism by the Statep. 72
Terrorism as Foreign Policyp. 81
Chapter Summaryp. 86
Key Terms and Conceptsp. 88
Terrorism on the Webp. 89
Web Exercisep. 89
Recommended Readingsp. 89
Terrorism by Dissidentsp. 90
Perspectives on Violent Dissentp. 92
The Practice of Dissident Terrorismp. 96
Dissidents and the New Terrorismp. 104
Chapter Summaryp. 107
Key Terms and Conceptsp. 109
Terrorism on the Webp. 110
Web Exercisep. 110
Recommended Readingsp. 110
Religious Terrorismp. 111
Historical Perspectives on Religious Violencep. 111
The Practice of Religious Terrorismp. 120
Trends and Projectionsp. 129
Chapter Summaryp. 130
Key Terms and Conceptsp. 131
Terrorism on the Webp. 132
Web Exercisep. 132
Recommended Readingsp. 132
International Terrorismp. 133
Understanding International Terrorismp. 134
International Terrorist Networksp. 142
The International Dimension of the New Terrorismp. 145
Chapter Summaryp. 151
Key Terms and Conceptsp. 152
Terrorism on the Webp. 152
Web Exercisep. 152
Recommended Readingsp. 153
Domestic Terrorism in the United Statesp. 154
Extremism in Americap. 157
Leftist Terrorism in the United Statesp. 162
Right-Wing Terrorism in the United Statesp. 168
Chapter Summaryp. 174
Key Terms and Conceptsp. 175
Terrorism on the Webp. 176
Web Exercisep. 176
Recommended Readingsp. 177
The Terrorist Battlegroundp. 179
Terrorist Violence and the Role of the Mediap. 180
Understanding the Role of the Mediap. 180
Mass Communications and the War for Informationp. 185
Chapter Summaryp. 193
Key Terms and Conceptsp. 195
Terrorism on the Webp. 195
Web Exercisep. 195
Recommended Readingsp. 196
Tactics and Targets of Terroristsp. 197
Understanding Terrorist Objectivesp. 198
The Terrorists' Arsenalp. 201
Terrorist Targetsp. 209
Chapter Summaryp. 215
Key Terms and Conceptsp. 217
Terrorism on the Webp. 218
Web Exercisep. 218
Recommended Readingsp. 218
Counterterrorism and the War on Terrorismp. 219
The Use of Forcep. 221
Operations Other Than Warp. 229
Legalistic Responsesp. 237
Chapter Summaryp. 245
Key Terms and Conceptsp. 247
Terrorism on the Webp. 248
Web Exercisep. 248
Recommended Readingsp. 248
Future Trends and Projectionsp. 249
What Does the Future Hold?p. 249
Revisiting the War on Terrorismp. 260
Chapter Summaryp. 269
Key Terms and Conceptsp. 271
Terrorism on the Webp. 271
Recommended Readingsp. 271
Map Referencesp. 272
National Intelligence Estimate: The Terrorist Threat to the US Homelandp. 285
Historical Examples
Photo Creditsp. 292
Glossaryp. 293
Notesp. 311
Indexp. 318
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