Terrorism in the 21st Century

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-01-01
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Terrorism in the Twenty-First Centuryhelps readers understand what terrorism is and realistically assess the future of this phenomenon. Putting terrorism into historical perspective and approaching it as a form of political violence, this text offers tools like the latest data and numerous case studies to facilitate the critical analysis of terrorist acts and break down what, who, why, and how.Terrorism in the Twenty-First Centurysurveys national and international responses, evaluating their effectiveness and concluding with notes on future threats and trends.

Table of Contents

Terrorism in Perspective
An Idea Whose Time Has Come?
Not a Modern Phenomenon
Ideology and Terrorism
Rights from Wrongs?
Who are the Terrorists?
Criminals or Crusaders?
Terrorism by the State
Terrorism, Inc
How do they Operate?
Terrorist Training
The Media
A Weapon for Both Sides?
Domestic Terrorism in the United States
Responses to Terrorism
Legal Perspectives on Terrorism
The Use of Special Forces
Terrorism, Intelligence, and the Law
Security Measures
A Frail Defense
Current Trends and Future Prospects
New Terrorist Threat
Weapons of Mass Destruction
Future Trends
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