Terrorism and Homeland Security An Introduction

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-01-03
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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TERRORISM AND HOMELAND SECURITY: AN INTRODUCTION, Sixth Edition, is the best-selling terrorism book on the market. National terrorism expert Jonathan R. White provides specific examples that will enable you to understand how terrorism arises and how it functions. Dr. White gives essential historical (pre-1980) background on the phenomenon of terrorism and the roots of contemporary conflicts, includes detailed descriptions of recent and contemporary conflicts shaping the world stage, and presents theoretical and concrete information about Homeland Security organizations. Throughout, he reviews the relevant issues and challenges. With this sixth edition, Dr. White has fine-tuned the text and kept pace with the state of terrorism in today's world.

Table of Contents

A Basic Introduction to Terrorism
Terrorism Defined
Conceptualizing Terrorism: Criminological, Political, and Religious Underpinnings
The Organization and Financing of Terrorism
Terrorism and the Media
Tactics and Force Multipliers
History and Development of Terrorism
The Beginnings of Modern Terrorism
The Irish Troubles
Latin American Influences on Terrorism
Background to the Middle East
Terrorism today
The Question of Israel and Palestine
International Umbrella Groups and Terror Networks
Africa, Asia, and the Pacific Rim
Europe, Turkey, and Russia
The Structure and Study of Domestic Terrorism
Homeland Security
An Introduction to Homeland Security and Terrorism Prevention
Law Enforcement Bureaucracy and Homeland Security
Homeland Security and Civil Liberties
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