9781412988025

Terrorism and Homeland Security

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  • ISBN13:

    9781412988025

  • ISBN10:

    1412988020

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-07-29
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc

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Summary

With an emphasis on current theories and today's political and social environment, Terrorism and Homeland Security concisely and clearly explains the multifaceted subject of terrorism and its impact on homeland security in the United States today. This versatile text grounds the discussion within a historical, legal, administrative, and intellectual framework. The book focuses on providing readers with an understanding of the central challenges, perspectives, and issues in the field through four Parts: a conceptual review of terrorism and its causes; terrorist environments, such as religious or international terrorism; the terrorist trade, including the role of the mass media; and a fourth section that discusses domestic terrorism in the United States and investigates homeland security from both theoretical and organizational perspectives.Key Features Addresses the topics of terrorist violence and homeland security with an international perspective, capturing the breadth of relevant concerns Offers engaging pedagogical features, including chapter introductions to help orient students; Chapter Perspectives that explore the people, events, organizations, and movements related to key topics; discussion boxes that present provocative cases such as Bloody Sunday and Black September along with challenging questions that stimulate critical thinking and classroom discussion; and more Incorporates a variety of carefully selected photos that vividly illustrate key concepts, terrorists and events, comprehensive tables with useful explanatory material, and a map atlas to provide readers with a geographic orientation to where many of the key terrorist events and activities have taken place.

Table of Contents

Understanding Terrorism: A Conceptual Review
The Nature of the Beast: Defining Terrorism
The Past as Prologue: Ideological Origins and Historical Perspectives
Beginnings: Causes of Terrorist Violence
Terrorist Environments
Terror From Above: Terrorism by the State
Terror From Below: Terrorism by Dissidents
Violence in the Name of the Faith: Religious Terrorism
Terrorist Spillovers: International Terrorism
The Terrorist Trade
Tools of the Trade: Tactics and Targets of Terrorists
The Information Battleground: Terrorist Violence and the Role of the Media
Homeland Security in the United States
Domestic Terrorism in the United States
Homeland Security in Perspective
Homeland Security Agencies and Missions
Civil Liberties and Securing the Homeland
Map Resources
National Intelligence Estimate: The Terrorist Threat to the US Homeland
Glossary
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