Terrorism in Perspective

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  • Edition: 2nd
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  • Copyright: 2007-09-10
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc
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The Second Edition of Terrorism in Perspective offers undergraduate and graduate students a comprehensive overview of global and domestic terrorism. Each chapter is introduced with a rich overview of the issues, actors and actions specific to the topic under discussion, providing students with context prior to articles culled from a wide variety of popular, academic, and governmental sources. These previously published articles were selected to deepen the reader's understanding of terrorism by focusing more intently on specific themes. Chapter topics include homegrown terrorism, international terrorism, female involvement in terrorism, the symbiotic relationship between the media and terrorism, and both conventional and non-conventional terrorist tactics. New to the Second Edition Reorganized to build a foundation from the outset: Starts with more foundational chapters that provide a framework for later discussion of more supplementary terrorism issues. Examines the "what, where, and why" of terrorism: A new chapter (Chapter 1) provides a solid foundation for the rest of the book covering issues related to the definition of terrorism; the quantity, location and type of terrorists incidents around the globe; and the sociological and criminological theories that help explain terrorism. Provides the most updated and comprehensive coverage of key terrorism topics, including expanded discussion of state-sponsored terrorism: Numerous updated reprinted articles analyzing current events in terrorism, including reprints by Jessica Stern (Chapter 4), Bruce Hoffman (Chapter 4), and Peter Bergen and Alec Reynolds (Chapter 9). Offers a deeper focus on suicide bombing and a greater focus on al-Qaeda

Table of Contents

List of Mapsp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introductionp. xiii
Looking Back at 9/11p. xiv
9/11: The Aftermathp. xv
Chapter Outlinep. xvi
What Is Terrorism?p. 1
Definitions of Terrorismp. 1
U.S. Government Definitionsp. 3
Scholarly Definitionsp. 4
Commonalities in Definitionsp. 5
Incidents of Terrorismp. 5
Motivationp. 9
Collective Explanationsp. 9
Individual Explanationsp. 10
Moral Explanationsp. 11
Useful Explanationsp. 12
Highlights of Reprinted Articlesp. 13
Exploring the What of Terrorism Furtherp. 14
Video Notesp. 14
Terrorism: The Problem of Definition Revisitedp. 15
The Logic of Terrorism: Terrorist Behavior as a Product of Strategic Choicep. 24
History of Terrorismp. 35
Early Justifications for Terrorismp. 35
Religious Terrorism: Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plotp. 36
State-Sponsored Terrorism: The French Revolutionp. 38
Political Terrorism: Anarchists and Propaganda by Deedp. 39
Political Terrorism of the Russian Narodnaya Volyap. 40
Terrorism and Colonialism: The Philosophy of the Bombp. 41
Colonialism and Indian Terrorismp. 41
Colonialism, Racism, and Algerian Terrorismp. 42
Colonialism Makes Latin America a Hotbed of Terrorismp. 43
Lessons Learned From Historyp. 44
Highlights of Reprinted Articlesp. 44
Exploring the History of Terrorism Furtherp. 46
Video Notesp. 46
Fear and Trembling: Terrorism in Three Religious Traditionsp. 47
The Spirit of Despotism: Understanding the Tyrant Withinp. 69
International Terrorismp. 85
Terrorism Around the Worldp. 86
State-Sponsored Terrorismp. 88
Religious Fanaticism: An Old Trend and a New Threatp. 90
A Few Infamous Terroristsp. 90
Che Guevarap. 91
Carlos the Jackalp. 92
Osama bin Ladenp. 93
Velupillai Prabhakaranp. 95
Subcomandante Marcosp. 96
An Infamous Terrorist Attack: Pan Am Flight 103p. 97
Highlights of Reprinted Articlesp. 98
Exploring Global Terrorism Furtherp. 99
Video Notesp. 100
The Interaction of Narcotics and Conflictp. 101
Mapping Jihadist Terrorism in Spainp. 110
Terrorist Tactics Around the Globep. 129
Children at Warp. 130
Financing Terrorist Networksp. 133
Conventional Tactics Becoming More Deadlyp. 134
Leaderless Resistancep. 136
Guidebooks of Terror Tacticsp. 136
The Basicsp. 137
Assassinationsp. 137
Hijackingp. 138
Kidnapping and Hostage Takingp. 140
Bombingp. 141
Suicide Terrorismp. 141
Female Suicide Bombersp. 143
Highlights of Reprinted Articlesp. 143
Exploring Conventional Terrorist Tactics Furtherp. 144
Video Notesp. 144
The Logic of Suicide Terrorismp. 145
The Ultimate Organization: Networks, Franchises, and Freelancersp. 154
Homegrown Terrorism in the United Statesp. 181
State-Sponsored Terrorismp. 183
Leftist Class Strugglesp. 184
Anarchists/Ecoterroristsp. 185
Racial Supremacyp. 187
Religious Extremistsp. 188
The New Centuryp. 188
Highlights of Reprinted Articlesp. 189
Exploring Homegrown Terrorism Furtherp. 189
Video Notesp. 190
Political Eschatology: A Theology of Antigovernment Extremismp. 191
Eco-Terrorism or Justified Resistance? Radical Environmentalism and the "War on Terror"p. 204
Media Coverage of Terrorismp. 219
Media, Law, and Terrorismp. 220
Irresponsible Reportingp. 221
Interfering in State Operations Against Terrorismp. 221
Cooperating With Terrorists or With Governmental Controlp. 223
Selling Terrorism: Commercial and Political Interests in Media Reportsp. 224
Making Martyrs: Terrorists and the Death Penaltyp. 225
Competing Concernsp. 228
Highlights of Reprinted Articlesp. 229
Exploring Media and Terrorism Furtherp. 230
Video Notesp. 231
Filling the 24 x 7 News Hole: Television News Coverage Following September 11p. 232
Terrorism and Censorship: The Media in Chainsp. 242
Women Terroristsp. 247
The Black Widows of Chechnyap. 247
Females as Terroristsp. 249
Roles and Activities for Female Terroristsp. 250
Sympathizersp. 250
Spiesp. 251
Warriorsp. 251
Dominant Forcesp. 251
Two Exceptional Terrorist Groupsp. 252
The RAF in Germanyp. 253
The Sendero Luminoso in Perup. 253
Two Female Terroristsp. 253
Ulrike Meinhofp. 253
Augusta La Torre Guzmanp. 253
Ideology and Female Terroristsp. 255
Highlights of Reprinted Articlesp. 255
Exploring Women as Terrorists Furtherp. 256
Video Notesp. 257
The Portrayal of Female Terrorists in the Media: Similar Framing Patterns in the News Coverage of Women in Politics and in Terrorismp. 258
Women and Organized Racial Terrorism in the United Statesp. 271
Technology and Terrorismp. 283
CBRNEp. 284
Chemical Weaponsp. 284
Biological Weaponsp. 285
Radiological Weaponsp. 286
Nuclear Weaponsp. 288
Explosive Devicesp. 288
How Real Is the Threat?p. 288
The Internet and Terrorismp. 289
Digital Terrorismp. 289
How Real Is the Threat?p. 290
Aum Shinrikyo: A Terrorist Cultp. 290
Shoko Asahara: A Chaotic Leaderp. 291
From Bizarre to Dangerousp. 291
The Attackp. 293
The Aftermathp. 293
Highlights of Reprinted Articlesp. 294
Exploring Technology and Terrorists Furtherp. 294
Video Notesp. 295
The Sarin Gas Attacks on the Tokyo Subway-10 Years Later/Lessons Learnedp. 296
Intelligence Estimates of Nuclear Terrorismp. 308
Counterterrorismp. 319
Counterterrorism and Foreign Policyp. 320
A Global Perspective on Transnational Terrorismp. 320
The United Nations' Response to Terrorismp. 322
International Cooperation and the Use of Military Forcesp. 323
The High Cost of Retaliationp. 324
Domestic Counterterrorismp. 325
Legislating Against Terrorismp. 326
Controversial Detentions and Military Tribunalsp. 330
Law Enforcement Information Sharingp. 332
Three Infamous Cases From the U.S. History of Counterterrorismp. 334
Highlights of Reprinted Articlesp. 336
Exploring Counterterrorism Furtherp. 337
Video Notesp. 337
Blowback Revisitedp. 338
War v. Justice: Terrorism Cases, Enemy Combatants, and Political Justice in U.S. Courtsp. 342
Locations of Worldwide Terrorist Activity (Maps 1-8)p. 365
United Nations General Assembly Adopts Global Counter-Terrorism Strategyp. 375
Video Notesp. 385
Photo Creditsp. 387
Referencesp. 389
Indexp. 405
About the Authorsp. 421
About the Contributorsp. 423
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